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Educator Expedition: Family Time Rafting on the Middle Fork

By Will Stubblefield on 4/17/17 8:51 AM

We arrived at Velvet Falls, one of the first notable rapids of this family trip down the Middle Fork of the Salmon River.

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Topics: Behind the Scenes, instructor, NOLS Teton Valley, whitewater rafting

Beyond Limits and Proud: LGBT & NOLS Wilderness Medicine Experience

By Emily Ambrose on 6/9/16 9:17 AM

I entered the Wilderness First Responder course nervous.

It was January, four months prior to my first season as a rafting guide on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon for AzRA Discovery. The WFR certification through NOLS Wilderness Medicine would grant me the final two certifications I needed.

I was nervous for a couple reasons: my medical knowledge was limited to watching Grey's Anatomy on TV prior to the course, and I was unsure how I would be triggered or invalidated in my Queer identity through the nine-day course.

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Topics: diversity and inclusion, Wilderness First Responder, wilderness medicine, LGBTQ, whitewater rafting, Wilderness Medicine

What's in the Wilderness?

By NOLS Blog on 10/21/15 8:00 AM
Scouting a rapid. Photo by Kirk Rasmussen.
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Topics: Alumni, NOLS Rocky Mountain, Live the Dream, wilderness, backcountry, whitewater rafting

Educator Expedition: Whitewater Challenges in Peru

By NOLS Blog on 9/14/15 8:00 AM

By Christian Martin, NOLS Instructor

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Topics: Educators Notebook, instructors, education, whitewater rafting

Right Place, Right Time, Right Education

By Justin Kleberg on 6/23/15 8:00 AM

Editor's note: Justin Kleberg uses the skill and expertise he gained from NOLS Wilderness Medicine in the unpredictable world of whitewater rafting. Article adapted from the Spring 2015 Leader.

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Topics: Alumni, backcountry, whitewater rafting, Wilderness Medicine