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Gender-inclusive Communication for First Responders

By Ben Lerman on Aug 23, 2018

Practicing a patient assessment during a course. Photo by Luis Camargo.

As a medical provider in the wilderness, it’s important to not make judgments or assumptions. For example, rather than assuming a patient is low risk for a spine injury, you can use a focused spine assessment to gather information relevant to your decision.

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Topics: first aid, wilderness medicine, Inclusion, communication

Stepping Out of the Classroom: Diversity & Inclusion at NOLS Rocky Mountain

By Roberta Schoultz on Oct 17, 2013

at NOLS Rocky Mountain we often see many faces in a day. Courses come in and out, they ration food, issue and de-issue, brief and debrief, eat lunches and cleanup. It’s often easy to pass by without noticing many of the people that work to keep all of the operations at the branch running smoothly. There are two people in particular that always have a smile on their face, take due pride in their work, and perform essential functions to the branch’s operations. Freyja del Duca and Joel Harrington are two young adults with special needs. Freyja and Joel, both Lander natives, are exemplary staff members at NOLS Rocky Mountain and they work hard to serve the thousands of students that pass through this branch every year.

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Topics: Behind the Scenes, NOLS Rocky Mountain, Inclusion, Diversity

Grace Anderson: Diversity and Inclusion Fellow

By Brent Wallen on Jan 21, 2013

Variety is the spice of life. It is predicted that by the year 2042 the
Caucasian population will be the minority in the United States. Whether or not that sounds accurate to you is
beside the point. What we should
understand is the U.S. is a melting pot for all types of ethnicities, and it’s
important that we have an understanding of where we all come from
(geographically and culturally), and where we are headed. That being said, as
far as the outdoor world is concerned, it is historically accurate that Caucasians
(ever hear of Paul Bunyan, Jedidiah Smith, or John Colter?) have been in the
limelight. In NOLS’ case, it is a
primary goal to promote diversity and inclusion as much as possible within the
organization and the outdoors in general.

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Topics: NOLS, Behind the Scenes, outdoor recreation, Expedition Denali, Inclusion, youth of color, Diversity

Linda Lindsey named to Governor's Council

By Casey Adams on Oct 10, 2012

Linda Lindsey, NOLS human resources and inclusion director, has been named to the Wyoming Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.

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Topics: NOLS, Wyoming Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and, Behind the Scenes, human resources, educate, National Outdoor Leadership School, Wyoming, inactivity, Inclusion, physical activities, nurse, mission, health, benefits, Outdoors, Leadership Wyoming, obesity, well-being