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New Courses for Summer 2017

By Molly Herber on 2/21/17 9:50 AM

When we decide to create a new course, it comes from a combination of our faculty’s passion for the area and constant desire for growth, and from what students say they want to see more of.

So, here’s a peek at the new courses you can take starting the summer of 2017. You can focus on service learning, explore the far north of Norway, or walk through the heart of Alaska’s Talkeetna Range.

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Topics: service, Behind the Scenes, NOLS Rocky Mountain, Sea Kayaking, NOLS Alaska, Backpacking, NOLS Scandinavia

How You Can Be More Sustainable Every Day

By Sarah Zimmerman on 4/22/16 8:34 AM

At NOLS, we try hard to incorporate earth-friendly practices into our work every week, every day, around the world. We try new ideas, like planting native flower seeds, and stick with the old practices that we’ve been working on for years, like repairing gear to keep it in use.

Here are just a few examples from a long list of sustainable practices from each of our locations around the world and plenty of ideas about how you can practice sustainability in your own way at home!

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Topics: NOLS Yukon, NOLS Patagonia, NOLS Mexico, NOLS Australia, NOLS Alaska, NOLS New Zealand, NOLS Pacific Northwest, Environmental Stewardship, NOLS India, NOLS Scandinavia, NOLS Southwest, education, NOLS Northeast, NOLS Teton Valley, Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability, NOLS Tanzania, NOLS Three Peaks Ranch

Let the Mountains Teach Us—To Fail

By Colleen Wearn on 3/28/16 10:00 AM

Midway through leading a backpacking expedition composed of 15 college freshmen, I asked Claire — the nervous student designated to lead the day’s hike — if she had ever failed. At anything, ever. 

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Topics: Alumni, Live the Dream, NOLS Scandinavia, education, leadership

New Frontiers: From the Netherlands to Alaska

By Molly Herber on 5/11/15 2:00 AM
Trekking through the Alaskan wilderness.
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Topics: Alumni, NOLS Patagonia, Expedition Prep, NOLS Alaska, Alaska Sea Kayaking, Backpacking, NOLS Scandinavia

Injuries Know No Borders: the Significance of Wilderness Medicine in Europe

By Molly Herber on 5/5/15 2:00 AM
A rough fall on a bike ride doesn't have to result in calling for a helicopter. With proper training, friends can help take care of each other on trips long and short. Walking out to the trail head and driving to the nearest hospital can save both money for search and rescue services and time for the injured. Photo by Lena Conlan.
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Topics: wilderness medicine, WMI, instructor, NOLS Scandinavia, backcountry

Get to Know NOLS Scandinavia

By Casey Adams on 3/4/14 1:32 AM

We got a quick Q&A session in with NOLS Scandinavia Manager Carrie Dodge regarding her work with students in NOLS Scandinavia.

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Topics: Behind the Scenes, NOLS Scandinavia