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Opinion | Breaking the Habits of Technology

By Kathryn Wheeler on 5/22/18 2:36 PM


Photo by Oscar Manguy

Since moving to Lander, I’ve developed a bit of routine around technology. My weeks are comprised of long days in front of a computer, with constant access to the web, and all of the baggage that brings. My weekends tend to look the opposite, as I attend to my need for uninterrupted experiences outside with others. This weekly routine casts me into two different worlds: one where I am totally absorbed by screens, and the other where I try to forget the existence of technology for a clarifying breath of fresh air.

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Topics: Live the Dream, technology, opinion

Wyss Campus to open its doors

By Casey Adams on 10/31/12 1:02 AM

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
students.

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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

New Technology in the Field at Rocky Mountain

By Nate Robbins on 10/11/12 3:15 AM

As part of a pilot program, NOLS sent eight eReaders into the field this fall with semester courses. Each eReader weighs less than a paperback and carries a big library, including most NOLS books.

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Topics: eBook, NOLS, Expedition Prep, technology, wifi, eReader, solar panel, USB, save weight

Faculty Summit workshop examines technology in the backcountry

By Casey Adams on 5/18/12 3:21 AM

As the final day of the second annual NOLS Faculty Summit began to wind down, the final workshops of the week imparted final insights and discussions.

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Topics: cameras, NOLS, navigation, wilderness education, workshop, technology, forum, Faculty Summit, communication, information, radios, GPS, Kindle, Educators Notebook, NOLS.TV, outdoor education, PLBs, distractions, education, wilderness, iPhone