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Results from National Gap Year Survey Show Positive Outcomes

Posted by Kim Freitas on April 26, 2016

The American Gap Association (AGA) released a report containing results from a new survey on gap year participation among college-age students. The National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) is an accredited gap year provider through the AGA.


Graduation Brings a Time for Decisions

Posted by Kim Freitas on March 28, 2016
We spend so much time celebrating college entrance that we often forget to celebrate the students who choose other developmental opportunities. I have met students from the Student Conservation Association, AmeriCorps, Pathway Vineyard’s Heroic Leadership Institute, City Year, Outward Bound, the National Outdoor Leadership School, and all branches of the military, to name a few.

Truly, the best part about all of those choices is that students will often get credit for the experience when they do go to college.


Sudbury Native Spends Semester Hiking, Climbing, and Canoeing in the Rockies

Posted by Sarah Zimmerman on March 17, 2016

Over three months last fall Kevin Cadogan got a chance to hike 38 miles in the Wind River Range in Wyoming, rock climb in southern Idaho, and take part in an 84-mile canoe expedition on Utah’s Green River and San Juan River.

The expedition was the dream of a lifetime for the 20-year-old Sudbury native, who as a child summited several of New England's highest peaks with his stepdad, including Mt. Washington, Mt. Kathadin, and Mt. Mansfield.


Students Learn Wilderness First Aid

Posted by Kim Freitas on March 15, 2016

Immersion leaders as well as other students and community members gathered in the Center for the Arts (CFA) for Wilderness First Aid (WFA) training on March 5 and 6. This certification program, led by the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), provided attendees with skills in first aid, communication and the ability to cope with difficult or dangerous situations.


NOLS Goes to Mars

Posted by Kim Freitas on March 14, 2016

Astronauts dreaming to one day set foot on mars learn important skills at Lander's National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).


NOLS Instructor Wins Copp-Dash Inspire Award

Posted by Kim Freitas on March 8, 2016

LANDER, WY– The American Alpine Club (AAC) awarded NOLS Instructor Craig Muderlak the Copp-Dash Inspire Award last week in Golden, Colorado.


James Mills Receives Paul K. Petzoldt Award for The Adventure Gap book

Posted by Kim Freitas on March 1, 2016

LANDER, WY—  The Wilderness Education Association (WEA) presented James Mills with the Paul K. Petzoldt Leadership Award, at the 2016 International Conference on Outdoor Leadership this past weekend.


Announcing the Second NOLS Exploration Film Tour

Posted by Kim Freitas on February 26, 2016

LANDER, WY—The National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) is excited to announce its second Exploration Film Tour. Come celebrate the wonder of the outdoors through film! The Exploration Film Tour is a series of free events hosted by NOLS featuring six outstanding short films including An American Ascent (Distill, 2013). In 2016, the Exploration Film Tour will share stories that aim to inspire adventurers to pursue their dreams, from reaching remote summits, to paddling the world's oceans, or just exploring their own backyard.


NOLS Founder Immortalized in Bronze

Posted by Kim Freitas on February 18, 2016

Today, just before the rain began, the National Outdoor Leadership School dedicated its newly finished bronze statue of its founder, Paul Petzoldt. It will permanently reside at the NOLS headquarters in Lander.

A committee of former and current NOLS employees led a fundraising effort of more than $85,000 to have the bronze done by artist Ben Victor. Victor was unable to be present for the dedication, having broken his leg a couple months ago. The bronze was cast at Eagle Bronze in Lander.

NOLS Partners with Banff Centre in 2016

Posted by Kim Freitas on February 16, 2016

LANDER, WY—The National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) is excited to announce its sponsorship with the Banff Centre, Canada’s leading arts and cultural organization.

As part of this partnership, NOLS will be a sponsor of both the the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival as well as the Banff Adventure Filmmakers’ Workshop.