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Using a Hypowrap to Treat Hypothermia

Posted by Kim Freitas on February 11, 2016
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Spend Your Bonus on Experiences, Not Things, This Year

Posted by Kim Freitas on February 8, 2016
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Santa Fe Prep Grad Takes Gap Year with NOLS

Posted by Kim Freitas on February 5, 2016

On the other end of the spectrum, some students still feel that they are not ready for college upon graduating from high school and prefer to take a gap year between high school and college, sometimes as a way to decompress from the years of coursework or to pursue what they love outside of school. With a gap year, students tend to learn and explore aspects of the world, and themselves. In its own way, a gap year can help prepare a student for college.

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NOLS Offers Tips For Travel in Avalanche Terrain

Posted by Jeanne O'Brien on January 28, 2016
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Ladakh’s First and Only All-Women Travel Company and the Woman Who Started It All

Posted by Aleson Rietow on January 26, 2016


How many women does it take to start an all-women travel company, set up a women’s welfare network for women in distress, write tirelessly on social and environmental issues, win a bronze at the National Ice Hockey Championship, and keep training an ever-growing number of women to be professional trekking guides in the harsh terrain of Ladakh? Just one, if that woman happens to be Thinlas Chorol.

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New Zealand Outdoors Drawcard for International Students

Posted by Aleson Rietow on January 14, 2016

A dry year has turned the Roding River, that winds through the valley, into a quiet hush but it's still a good entree to the New Zealand landscape for a group of global students.

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NOLS Given Heritage Award

Posted by Jeanne O'Brien on November 20, 2015

The Wyoming Business Alliance and Wyoming Heritage Foundation presented the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) with the heritage award Nov. 17.

John Gans, NOLS executive director, accepted the award at the Gov. Mead’s Wyoming Economic Forum in Cheyenne. 

“Credit goes to the countless staff and graduates who have changed the world through teaching and applying the lessons of a NOLS course,” Gans said. 

The award recognized, “NOLS’ 50 years of dedicated and inspirational service developing outdoor skills, leadership, and environmental ethics” and for the school’s “passionate service to Wyoming, the nation, and the world.”

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NOLS River Rescue Guide Wins National Book Award

Posted by Casey Adams on November 17, 2015

LANDER, WY—The National Outdoor Book Awards (NOBA) announced its 2015 recipients last week, which included the NOLS River Rescue Guide.

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NOLS to Match AmeriCorps Education Awards

Posted by Jeanne O'Brien on November 5, 2015

LANDER, WY — The National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) is encouraging AmeriCorps alumni to continue their impressive track with a NOLS diploma by offering to match their education award.

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Fairborn Daily Herald: Children Taught Outside

Posted by Jeanne O'Brien on November 4, 2015

YELLOW SPRINGS — Kindergartners at Antioch School in Yellow Springs start every week in a classroom with no pencils, paper or walls. The
children meet their teacher in a forest classroom, where they hike, climb, explore, whittle and play outdoors.

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