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Educator Expedition: A Day in the Waddington Range

By Katie Oram on 7/18/16 10:29 AM

We arrived in Bluff Lake, British Columbia at 1:30AM from various places: Roger and I driving 30 hours from Wyoming, Jeremy flying in from California and Dane just finishing up class in Vancouver. We had been talking about it for a while now, applied for the funding from the Instructor Development Fund, but still it had just been this idea: a ski expedition to the Waddington Range in British Columbia, home to some very remote, high peaks and endless miles of glaciers with real hazards.

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Topics: NOLS Yukon, climbing, adventure, Educators Notebook, instructor, mountaineering, backcountry, IDF, Instructor Development Fund, leadership

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.

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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 East Africa, NOLS Three Peaks Ranch

The Engineer’s Return in the Yukon: Part Two

By NOLS Blog on 10/29/15 8:58 AM
Stéphane in the Yukon in 2012.
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Topics: Alumni, canoeing, NOLS Yukon, Expedition Prep

The Engineer’s Return in the Yukon: Part One

By Stéphane Terrier on 10/28/15 8:00 AM

After his first NOLS experience, engineering PhD candidate Stéphane Terrier of Lausanne, Switzerland, was eager to go back into the field for more. Stéphane had already built a relationship with our design department thanks to the stunning photos he submitted after his first course, so we were thrilled to hear he had enrolled on a Yukon Outdoor Educator course.

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Topics: Alumni, canoeing, NOLS Yukon, Expedition Prep, Backpacking, backcountry

Introduction to the new NOLS Yukon

By Nick Baggaley on 7/10/14 2:41 AM

Hello everyone, and welcome to the NOLS Yukon section of the NOLS blog! After a long hiatus, I’m finally going to be regularly updating this section for the remainder of the 2014 season. Here’s an overview of our new location, and I’ll be posting more shortly about our staff, our branch and, most importantly, the courses that have gone out.

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Topics: Behind the Scenes, NOLS Yukon

Tourism Groups Fight Mineral Development in Yukon’s Peel Watershed

By Jack Fisher on 2/8/13 7:48 AM

The Peel Watershed in northeastern Yukon Territory has been
the source of substantial controversy in recent years, the outcome of which
holds great importance to oil and gas companies, First Nations,
outfitters, and outdoor enthusiasts.

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Topics: Behind the Scenes, NOLS Yukon

NOLS Instructor's Film "Arctic Cliffhangers" Shows in Banff

By Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin on 4/8/10 5:29 AM

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Topics: Best Wildlife Film, NOLS, NOLS Yukon, Arctic Cliffhangers, Baja Sea Kayaking, Julia Scuzs, Educators Notebook, Outdoor Educator, San Francisco Ocean Film Festival

Update on NOLS at the Olympics

By Aparna Rajagopal-Durbin on 2/19/10 5:24 AM

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Topics: NOLS, Olympics, NOLS Yukon, Simeon Hamilton, Casey Puckett, WMI, Inuit Games, Live the Dream, Holly Brooks, Simi Hamilton