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Educator Expedition: Growing in the Desert

By Casey Adams on Mar 11, 2015

By Kathryn Sall, NOLS Instructor

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Topics: climbing, Educators Notebook, Becoming an Instructor, NOLS Southwest, education

Life on the Borders

By Mike Betz on Jan 22, 2015

“Semester on the Borders students experience two very distinct and complimentary bioregions on this course: the desert Southwest and the Pacific Northwest marine environment. I can't think of another course that integrates such extremely different environments into one expedition,” said NOLS Instructor and Pacific Northwest Operations Manager John Harnetiaux.

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Topics: Semester, NOLS Pacific Northwest, NOLS Southwest

Solar in the Southwest

By Dave Clark-Barol on Feb 3, 2012

NOLS Southwest has just completed the installation of a 64-panel solar array. The 19.7-kW system, which was installed by local Tucson company, Technicians For Sustainability, sits atop the ranch house and in-town offices. While the project does not dethrone the Noble for the title of largest solar array at NOLS, it will supply between 70 and 80 percent of the branch’s energy demands annually, approximately 37,000 kWh.

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Topics: Environment, NOLS Southwest