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The state of the school: FY 2012

By Casey Adams on 10/16/12 7:41 AM

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

Sharks Leave No Trace In Sinks Canyon

By Aaron Rubens on 9/27/10 3:07 AM

Fifth and Sixth Graders from Lander’s South Elementary (Home
of the Sharks)
joined the Rocky Mountain Interns, our jefe Ann
Schorling, and NOLS Instructor extraordinaire Clair Parrish for an LNT tutorial
in Sinks Canyon last week.

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Topics: south elementary, Lander, LNT, Wyoming, learn, Environmental Stewardship, middle school, leave no trace, games, student

Recent Student Videos on YouTube

By William Roth on 8/11/10 5:53 AM

Here are a few recent videos uploaded to YouTube from recent NOLS grads. For more student-made videos, check out our Student Videos YouTube playlist.

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Topics: NOLS, Wind River Wilderness, Waddington Range, pizza, Expedition Prep, LNT, WRW, backcountry pizza, youtube, video, leave no trace, student

Post-Course Interviews: The Good, The Bad, and The Snowy

By Adrienne Spiegel on 7/2/10 8:25 AM
We're back with the second installment of student interviews. Friday morning we grabbed two students while they de-issued gear and asked them about their Wind River Wilderness courses. Still unshowered but in good spirits, Ali Patillo from Atlanta and Anna Waldeck from Pittsburugh shared some of their course highlights. We spoke to Ali first. What was a high point of your course? The first sunny day after a week of snow. And eating fresh oranges after our first re-reation.

What about a low point? On the 5th day of our course we were in a field of snow after 8 hours of hiking and couldn't find a place to camp...but we made it.

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Topics: Wind River Wilderness, Expedition Prep, summer, interviews, student, Rocky Mountain

Spring Semester in the Rockies (SSR-4) – Climbing Section Video

By William Roth on 5/10/10 7:21 AM

NOLS Instructor Brian Fabel brought his camera along to document the climbing section of a Spring Semester in the Rockies (SSR-4) course. Most footage is from Unaweep Canyon and there is also some from Independence Monument outside of Grand Junction, CO.

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Topics: mock lead, gear, canyon, Expedition Prep, climbing, section, learn, top rope, ssr-4, spring semester in the rockies, climb, unaweep, trad, student, lead, multipitch