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Lending a Hand in Our Southwest Community

By NOLS Southwest staff on Apr 19, 2011

On Thursday April 14th branch staff at NOLS Southwest spent the day volunteering for Habitat for Humanity Tucson. As the morning sun rose over Reddington Pass ten eager staff piled into a van and drove to the build site in west Tucson where they met Mark the building site manager. He gave a little background info on the Tucson branch of Habitat, then handed out paint brushes and put the staff to work.

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Topics: NOLS, Behind the Scenes, humanity, Southwest, paint, staff, volunteer, NOLS Southwest, habitat

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

NOLS & WMI Sponsor Climbing Festival

By William Roth on Jul 21, 2010

Every year since 1993, climbing enthusiasts from around the Rocky Mountain West and beyond descend upon the humble town of Lander, Wyoming, for the International Climbers Festival. Since Lander is also where NOLS is headquartered, the school has a long history with the festival in the form of guest speakers, members of the board, climbing clinic instructors, and volunteers.

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Topics: NOLS, Behind the Scenes, ICF, sponsor, climbing, wilderness medicine, WMI, international, climbers, 2010, festival, volunteer