NOLS Instructor and Financial Aid Counselor Cristina Edwards speaks to the benefits of sleeping outside, a tradition she can trace back to summer nights spent sleeping on the roof with her family. Today she enjoys seeing NOLS students find peace in the outdoors and notes that it’s easy to get a good night’s sleep when you’ve been active all day long.
Preparing for his next bike tour, TDA cyclist Henry Gold reflects on the value of expedition behavior taught on NOLS courses. Inspired by NASA astronauts who’ve completed NOLS leadership training, TDA trip leaders encourage a culture of expedition behavior on their tours.
Alison Wright, founder of the The Cairn Project, an organization dedicated to getting young women outdoors, reflects on her NOLS Executive Leadership Expedition in Wyoming’s Wind River Range. She left the mountains ready to put expedition behavior to use in the frontcountry—and with an even deeper sense of commitment to her organization's mission.
In this summer’s edition of LOCALadk Magazine, NOLS Northeast Manager and Senior Instructor Lindsay Yost reflects on the transformative power of a wilderness experience, especially for teenage students returning from their first backpacking trips.
NOLS Instructor Molly Absolon reflects on the evolution of environmentalism in the U.S., calling for a renewal of the energy and commitment of the 1970s, the era when NOLS began developing the minimum impact camping techniques that evolved into Leave No Trace ethics.
For the past two decades, former NOLS instructor Nancy Pfeiffer has explored the Patagonian wilderness on horseback. But her recent book, Riding into the Heart of Patagonia, isn’t just about riding solo in the backcountry—it’s about the people she met along the way, and the things she learned from them.
Tupper Lake, NY – On Sunday, July 29, at 6:30pm come to The Wild Center to experience An American Ascent.
Haley Robison, Kammok CEO and NOLS semester grad, was recently recognized as one of Conscious Company’s Top Business Leaders of 2018. One of the few female CEOs in the outdoor industry, Robison was chosen for her commitment to conscious leadership, cultivation of a positive work environment, and her ability to lead by example.
If you’re camping in warm weather, chances are you'll encounter some mosquitoes. Get a few tips from senior NOLS instructor Marco Johnson on how to deal with these pests.
In the wake of Penn State’s controversial decision to prohibit its student-led outing club from organizing outdoor trips, NOLS Risk Services Manager Katie Baum Mettenbrink weighs in on risk management on student excursions. She suggests that while student leaders are capable of successfully managing risk in the wilderness, they should complete leadership, risk management, and wilderness first aid training before heading out.