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Business Undergrads Look to Wilderness Expeditions for Leadership Training

By Stephanie Cantu on Aug 26, 2019

Editor’s note: Dozens of candidates from undergraduate business and MBA programs across the U.S. go on wilderness expeditions with NOLS each year. Stephanie Cantu, Senior Student Program Coordinator and academic advisor for the Canfield Business Honors Program at The University of Texas, shares what she sees her students gain from these expeditions, and how they’re set up for success in the ever-changing business world.

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Topics: leadership, wilderness education, Business School, students, MBAs, wilderness, NOLS Custom Education

Wyss Campus to open its doors

By Casey Adams on Oct 31, 2012

Located along
the Little Popo Agie River that flows through the largely federally protected
Red Canyon near Lander, Wyo. is the new NOLS Wyss Wilderness Medicine Campus,
dedicated Oct. 12. This week, the campus will welcome its first Wilderness EMT

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Topics: NOLS, Wilderness EMT, Behind the Scenes, Wyss Wilderness Medicine Campus, Popo Agie, Lander, Red Canyon, technology, National Outdoor Leadership School, wilderness medicine, Wyoming, Wyss, students, energy use, viability, Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, cabins, undeveloped, wildlife, caretaker, Hanjorg Wyss, educational facilitiy, efficient building, habitat, campus

Find adventure like Bilbo Baggins

By Casey Adams on Oct 24, 2012

“Home is now behind you. The world is ahead,” Gandalf says
in a trailer for
the upcoming The Hobbit. His advice to Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit who dared
embark on a wonderful adventure, rings true for NOLS students as well. Of
course, NOLS graduates return home, but not after encountering the world in
ways never before experienced.

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Topics: Hobbiton, MacKenzie High Scountry, Dark Lord Sauron, NOLS, LOTR, props, Pelorus River, The Two Towers, Behind the Scenes, Gondor, Semester, Christchurch, hiking, Mount Cook/Aoraki National Park, The Hobbit, Matamata, wonder, Misty Mountains, Battle of Pelennor Fields, Queenstown, Mount Richmond State Park, Twizel, students, New Zealand, scout, Peter Jackson, Backpacking, adventure, Hobbit, film tourism, Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, Southern Alps, Gandalf, helicopters, Bilbo Baggins, J.R.R. Tolkien, South Island, dwarfs, home

Lights On Interns - Leadership Week Update

By NOLS on Feb 25, 2011

Leadership week saw NOLS working with a program called Lights On in Lander, an afterschool program to promote academic excellence and positive youth development. On Tuesday, we talked about backcountry nutrition and on Thursday we taught the group how to best get ready for a day excursion into the Wind Rivers! But don’t fret, it wasn’t all talk- we played some games in the gym and then munched on some yummy trail mix from the rations room at NOLS Rocky Mountain. They were Happy Campers to say the least!

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Topics: NOLS, leadership, leadership week, Behind the Scenes, Senior Citizen's Center, Intern, Lander, lights on, #NOLSLW, students, community, volunteer, Rocky Mountain

Decades of Community

By NOLS on Oct 26, 2010

The decades since NOLS founding have forged a unique community based in wilderness, built on our teaching mission, focused on our students, and reliant on our staff and volunteers. Watch this video, made for our 45th Anniversary, featuring grads, instructors and employees dating back to NOLS founding in 1965.

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Topics: NOLS, Decades of Community, Lander, 45th anniversary, classroom, Wyoming, students, mission, Live the Dream, outdoor education, paul petzoldt, wilderness