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The Southwest Outdoor Educator Course Brings History to Life in the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge

By NOLS Southwest staff on 1/26/11 7:09 AM

On a bluebird mid-January day in western Arizona a group of NOLS students descended a rocky desert canyon to re-emerge from the wilds at a ghostly visage of America’s past. They were not the only ones to happen upon the Rob Roy mine in the remote Kofa Mountains. Meeting them there were a team of biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and a carful of Southwest Branch staff. The goal of this Sonoran rendezvous was to aid in the restoration and preservation of a historic desert landmark.

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Topics: mine, educator, NOLS, Behind the Scenes, Southwest, outdoor, service project, fish, wildlife, kofa, construction

Southwest Semester Students Give Back

By NOLS Southwest staff on 11/24/10 5:50 AM

On November 22nd, the students of Fall Semester in the Southwest (FSW 9/13/10) spent a few hours with Eric and Suzanne Dhruv, the directors of the Ironwood Tree Experience (ITE). ITE is run through Prescott College and is another top-notch non-profit here in Tucson, AZ.

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Topics: NOLS, Tucson, Expedition Prep, service project, ironwood tree experience, Greenlots, NOLS Southwest