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Get Outside! 4th Grade Outdoor Education Day

By Becca Sage on May 1, 2015

Meadowlarks chirped and white clouds dotted the sky as about 140 happy Lander 4th graders gathered on Friday, April 24th, 2015 for the annual 4th Grade Outdoor Education Day. The Central Wyoming College Sinks Canyon Center was filled with excitement as local students participated in a day of learning outdoors.

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Topics: Lander, Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability, adventure, Environmental Stewardship, education

Springtime Excitement in the West Wing

By Becca Sage on Apr 23, 2015

Part of the west wing at NOLS headquarters is home to the Operations Department. For those of you who have had the pleasure of visiting this area, you will agree that it is a serene part of the building. Although typically mellow, twice a year our quiet little plant-filled sanctuary fills with the sweet sounds of Spanish and the aroma of coffee and delicious food. The school directors must be in town!

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Topics: Alumni, leadership, Behind the Scenes, Lander, National Outdoor Leadership School

NOLS Icon: Andy Carson on Instructing in the Early Days

By Mike Betz on Apr 16, 2015

NOLS is turning 50 this year, and with that big birthday on our horizon, we’re taking a look back and celebrating some of the incredible individuals that made NOLS the organization it is today.

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Topics: Alumni, Lander, NOLS Rocky Mountain, National Outdoor Leadership School, instructor, Live the Dream, mountaineering, backcountry

'Do What You Like. Like What You Do.'

By Mike Betz on Feb 26, 2015
Fishing in Australia. Photo Jackson Sinclair
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Topics: Alumni, Sinks Canyon, Lander, NOLS Australia, Live the Dream, Rocky Mountain

'An amazing experience'

By Casey Adams on Sep 3, 2013

By Nicholas Nerli, age 14

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Topics: NOLS, leadership, Vermont, Lander, team, navigation, Noonmark Mountain, Expedition Prep, teens, first aid, learning, skills, cooking, summiting, Lake Champlain, summer vacation, instructors, New York, Adirondack, backcountry, Rocky Mountain, NOLS Northeast

NOLS at the International Climbers' Festival

By Mike Casella on Jul 17, 2013

Lander, Wyo. — This past weekend
the International Climbers’ Festival took place in beautiful City Park in
Lander Wyo. In its 20th year, the festival is the longest-running
climbing festival in the world.

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Topics: bouldering, NOLS, Sinks Canyon, Behind the Scenes, outdoor industry, Lander, Expedition Denali, National Outdoor Leadership School, International Climbers' Festival, Rocky Mountain

Wyss Campus to open its doors

By Casey Adams on Oct 31, 2012

Located along
the Little Popo Agie River that flows through the largely federally protected
Red Canyon near Lander, Wyo. is the new NOLS Wyss Wilderness Medicine Campus,
dedicated Oct. 12. This week, the campus will welcome its first Wilderness EMT

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Topics: NOLS, Wilderness EMT, Behind the Scenes, Wyss Wilderness Medicine Campus, Popo Agie, Lander, Red Canyon, technology, National Outdoor Leadership School, wilderness medicine, Wyoming, Wyss, students, energy use, viability, Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, cabins, undeveloped, wildlife, caretaker, Hanjorg Wyss, educational facilitiy, efficient building, habitat, campus

The state of the school: FY 2012

By Casey Adams on Oct 16, 2012

Staff, faculty , advisory council members, and NOLS Board of
Trustees gathered in Lander, Wyo.
last Friday for the annual board and
committee meetings. The weekend commenced with State of the School addresses by
new Board Chair Kate
Gunness Williams
, NOLS Executive Director John Gans, and the executive
director team.

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Topics: NOLS, Behind the Scenes, WyoFile, Wyss Wilderness Medicine Campus, Board, Trustees, Lander, Kate Gunness Williams, educate, enroll, faculty, awards, wilderness education, National Outdoor Leadership School, Wyoming, Faculty Summit, County10, fundraising, strategic plan, WMI, advisory council, Nonprofit Times, Outside Magazine, State of the School, staff, student, Expedition goals, leader, wilderness, record, John Gans

NOLS grad dines with strangers

By Casey Adams on Sep 6, 2012

NOLS holds both breakfast and communication in high regard. 1995
Semester in Mexico graduate Matt Webber is taking these two principles to a new
level and across the U.S. this year.

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Topics: strangers, Alumni, NOLS, Semester, Lander, Courtney Dillard, Breakfast, America, diners, National Outdoor Leadership School, Wyoming, travel, polarized, community, Live the Dream, Matt Webber book, Pip Coe, conversation, local

NOLS' Amazing Public Relations Internship

By Nate Robbins on Sep 5, 2012

My internship here at the National Outdoor Leadership School has been better than I could have ever expected. I have been given many opportunities to grow in more ways than just working at my desk. I do get the chance to develop my skills on normal public relations tasks including writing press releases. I have been sending out press releases about students who complete NOLS courses, and I’ve been getting published. I also have been working on social media postings on the NOLS blog about interesting stories and topics.

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Topics: NOLS, Sinks Canyon, Behind the Scenes, opportunity, Lander, Public Relations, Wyoming, Headquarters, Internship, Gannett, International Climbers' Festival, Wind River Range, Vedauwoo, summit, CWC, rock climbing

Introducing Nate Robbins!

By Casey Adams on Jun 21, 2012

Hey there! My name is Nate Robbins. I’m from the DMV or the D.C., Maryland, Virginia metro area. It sounds bigger than it is.

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Topics: NOLS, Behind the Scenes, Lander, Marketing, moutaineering, D.C. Maryland, Earth Treks, National Outdoor Leadership School, climbing, Virginia, Public Relations, Kappa Sigma Fraternity, communication, Ecuador, Cotopaxi, University of Maryland

A-ray of sunlight powers NOLS RM

By Casey Adams on Jun 5, 2012

In true summer fashion, NOLS Rocky Mountain is soaking up the sun for all it’s worth, which is, in fact, about 70 percent of the facility’s power usage.

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Topics: Rocky Mountain Power, NOLS, Solar, Lander, renovation, Blue Skies program, Wyoming, ground source heat, power, Creative Energies, Environmental Stewardship, energy efficient, Speeds Heating and Cooling, Rocky Mountain

Faculty Summit kicks off with clinics

By Casey Adams on May 15, 2012

The second annual NOLS Faculty Summit kicked off today, with clinics up and down Sinks Canyon outside Lander. Both the river crossing clinic and rock rescue clinic kicked off early in the morning, and the afternoon included a Tyrolean traverse clinic.

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Topics: NOLS, Sinks Canyon, Tyrolean traverse, Popo Agie River, clinics, Lander, rock rescue, National Outdoor Leadership School, climbing, Wyoming, Faculty Summit, Educators Notebook, river crossing

Explore the written word

By Casey Adams on May 10, 2012

As the NOLS community around the world is preparing for the Second Annual NOLS Faculty Summit, Central Wyoming College is preparing for an outdoor education experience of the literary persuasion. The college is currently accepting registration for the first Wind River Outdoor Writers Conference.

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Topics: free, Outdoor Inspiration Award, NOLS, Sinks Canyon, adventurer, Outdoor Industry Association, Lander, blind, workshops, Faculty Summit, Central Wyoming College, Erik Weihenmayer, Live the Dream, critiques, Wind River Outdoor Writers Conference, college credit

Lander, Wyoming Ranked #2 Top Town for Climbers

By NOLS on Aug 15, 2011

Those of us that get to live here in Lander, Wyoming often claim that our town is an incredible place to live. It’s nice to have those claims validated in the September issue of Climbing magazine. Lander is listed as one of the top 5 towns to live in as a climber, and we can’t help but agree.

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Topics: Sinks Canyon, Behind the Scenes, Lander, wild iris, climbing, Wyoming, climbing magazine, climb