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Learning to Say “Thank You:” The path to building community while climbing

By Andy Notopoulos on Sep 3, 2019
Photo by Alex Thomas.
 

“Thank you!!!”

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Topics: self confidence, wilderness education, instructor, rock climbing, Instructor Development Fund (IDF), thank you, gratitude, stories

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

The state of the school: FY 2012

By Casey Adams on Oct 16, 2012

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

Faculty Summit workshop examines technology in the backcountry

By Casey Adams on May 18, 2012

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

A Day at the NOLS Faculty Summit

By NOLS on May 11, 2011

It's the second official day here at the NOLS Faculty Summit. Distinguished alumni and veteran instructors from around the world are sharing their knowledge and experiences with the rest of the NOLS faculty.

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Topics: NOLS, gates richards, dan garvey, john gookin, wilderness education, nols faculty summit, Educators Notebook, nols instructor, outdoor education, jim sibthorp, mark jenkins, ann mills

Staying Warm: The NOLS Layering System

By William Roth on Feb 9, 2010

Fresh from NOLS Teton Valley: The latest video from NOLSywood debuts today featuring the NOLS layering system.

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Topics: NOLS, clothing system, layering, Expedition Prep, wilderness education, winter camping, layering system, warm, outdoor education, winter, staying warm, outdoor clothing