An American Ascent at the Wild Center

Posted by Brooke Ortel on July 20, 2018 2:59:13 PM MDT


Tupper Lake, NY – On Sunday, July 29, at 6:30pm come to The Wild Center to experience An American Ascent.


NOLS and Saybrook University Pioneer Innovative New Master’s Program

Posted by Brooke Ortel on April 5, 2018 10:37:19 AM MDT

Lander, WyomingNOLS and Saybrook University have partnered to launch an innovative new Master’s in Leadership program that balances online study with outdoor education. A 32-credit, three-semester program beginning in January 2019, the NOLS Saybrook MA in Leadership includes three wilderness expeditions led by NOLS and several residential conferences.


WRMC Announces 2017 Charles (Reb) Gregg Award Recipient

Posted by Molly Herber on November 27, 2017 10:39:45 AM MST

Portland, Maine—Shana Tarter, a founding member of the Wilderness Risk Management Conference and assistant director of NOLS Wilderness Medicine, was awarded the Charles (Reb) Gregg Award. This award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions in risk management to the outdoor education and adventure industry. She was presented with the award at the Wilderness Risk Management Conference (WRMC) in early November in Portland.


Outdoor Recreation Bolsters Wyoming's Economy with $5.6 Billion Annually in Consumer Spending and 50,000 Jobs

Posted by Kim Freitas on July 26, 2017 1:47:05 PM MDT

BOULDER, Colo. – July 26, 2017 — Outdoor recreation is a huge economic force in the state of Wyoming. It generates $5.6 billion annually in consumer spending, directly contributes a whopping 50,000 jobs and contributes $514 million in state and local tax revenue, according to the Outdoor Recreation Economy state report released today by Outdoor Industry Association (OIA). 


NOLS Joins “We Are Still In” Paris Agreement Coalition

Posted by NOLS on July 20, 2017 7:51:41 AM MDT

On July 17, 2017, NOLS joined the “We Are Still In” coalition of Paris Agreement supporters within the United States following the Trump administration’s withdrawal from this international climate accord. This coalition of nine states, 235 cities and counties, 319 colleges and universities, and 1,680 businesses and investors are publicly recommitting to their climate change goals signaling leadership from within a divided country to our international partners.


Bridger-Teton National Forest Conserving 40,000 Acres in the Wyoming Range

Posted by Kim Freitas on December 16, 2016 2:03:32 PM MST

Lander, Wyo.—Today the Bridger-Teton National Forest announced almost 40,000 acres in the Wyoming Range are not available for oil and gas development. Many of these acres overlay a key NOLS operating area where 14- and 15-year-old students learn technical backcountry skills and develop leadership on two-week backpacking courses.


WRMC Presents Risk Management Award to Jay A. Satz

Posted by Kim Freitas on October 21, 2016 3:57:37 PM MDT

LANDER, Wyo.—The Wilderness Risk Management Conference (WRMC) presented the eighth annual Charles (Reb) Gregg Wilderness Risk Management Award last week in Salt Lake City, Utah.


NOLS Stewardship Award Presented to Jay Pence

Posted by Kim Freitas on October 6, 2016 7:19:53 AM MDT

LANDER, WY—On Saturday, Oct. 8th, NOLS, a global wilderness education school headquartered in Lander, WY, will award the 2016 Stewardship Award to Jay Pence who is the Teton Basin District Ranger for the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. Presented annually since 1990, The NOLS Stewardship Award and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional stewardship of public lands and the environment.


Rocky Mountain Power Grant Supports the Lander Valley Leadership Expedition

Posted by Kim Freitas on September 20, 2016 2:11:50 PM MDT

LANDER, WY—NOLS is pleased to announce we received a $4,000 grant from the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation to give scholarships for the Lander Valley Leadership Expedition(LVLE).


Results from National Gap Year Survey Show Positive Outcomes

Posted by Kim Freitas on April 26, 2016 1:35:52 PM MDT

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.