Wilderness Risk Management Conference Welcomes Three New Steering Committee Members and Appoints New Committee Chair

Posted by Sophie Komornicki on February 6, 2020 1:21:07 PM MST


Burlington, VT – February 6, 2020 – Ahead of the 27th annual Wilderness Risk Management Conference (WRMC) which will be held in Burlington, Vermont, the conference Steering Committee appointed a new chair and welcomed three new members.


Aparna Rajagopal Receives Charles (Reb) Gregg Wilderness Risk Management Award at the 2019 Wilderness Risk Management Conference

Posted by Sophie Komornicki on December 12, 2019 4:07:32 PM MST


Lander, WY December 13, 2019 — At the 26th annual Wilderness Risk Management Conference (WRMC) held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Aparna Rajagopal received the 2019 Charles (Reb) Gregg Wilderness Risk Management Award for her significant contributions to the field of risk management in outdoor education and adventure professions.


NOLS Awards Close to $2M in Need-Based Scholarships This Year

Posted by Sophie Komornicki on December 10, 2019 9:30:00 AM MST


Lander, WY December 10, 2019 — In 2019, the NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) awarded more than $1.9 million in need-based scholarships to over 900 students participating in wilderness expeditions and wilderness medicine courses. Each year, the school’s scholarship program makes it possible for hundreds of under-resourced students to access NOLS’ time-tested outdoor leadership curriculum.


Domenic Bravo is NOLS 2019 Stewardship Award Recipient, Professor of Practice at the University of Wyoming Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management

Posted by Sophie Komornicki on October 10, 2019 8:00:00 AM MDT

Lander, WY October 10, 2019 — On October 11, 2019, NOLS will present its annual Stewardship Award to Domenic Bravo, Professor of Practice for the University of Wyoming’s Haub School for Environment and Natural Resources Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management program. The NOLS Stewardship Award, presented annually since 1990, recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional stewardship of public lands and the environment.


NOLS welcomes new leadership, names Terri Watson as president

Posted by NOLS on September 4, 2019 11:25:47 AM MDT

Lander, Wyoming – September 4, 2019 – NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) announced today that Terri Watson has been selected by the NOLS Board of Trustees to serve as the school’s sixth president. Watson will succeed John Gans who announced last November that he planned to step down after 24 years as president.


New Trustees Bring Diverse Expertise to Wilderness Education Nonprofit

Posted by NOLS on August 12, 2019 8:00:00 AM MDT

NOLS welcomes tech, film, venture capital, and nonprofit industry leaders to Board

Apple executive Annie Morita and Latino Outdoors founder Jose Gonzalez are of two of five new NOLS trustees who will bring fresh and diverse perspectives to the nonprofit outdoor school’s Board.

Lander, Wyoming – August 12, 2019 – NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) announces the appointments of five new members to its Board of Trustees: John Babcock, Jimmy Chin, José González, Annie Morita, and George Phipps.


NOLS Introduces Seven Wilderness Expeditions for Affinity Group Members

Posted by NOLS on August 6, 2019 8:00:00 AM MDT

Offering three new LGBTQ+ courses and four courses for People of Color teaching wilderness skills, Leave No Trace™ principles and leadership development

Photo by Jorge Moreno/ NOLS

Lander, Wyoming – August 6, 2019
 –Beginning this fall, NOLS, the leader in wilderness education, will launch seven new affinity courses for a total of 20 offerings. These new expeditions are designed for People of Color and members of the LGBTQ+ community.


Outdoor Professionals to Convene in Albuquerque for 26th Wilderness Risk Management Conference

Posted by Brooke Ortel on May 30, 2019 9:18:40 AM MDT

Photo by Kirk Rasmussen.

Leading Outdoor Education Nonprofits Host Conference in the Land of Enchantment This Fall

Albuquerque, New Mexico—May 30, 2019—NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School), in partnership with Outward Bound and the Student Conservation Association (SCA), will facilitate the 26th annual Wilderness Risk Management Conference (WRMC) this fall in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


NOLS Cookery Wins 2018 National Outdoor Book Award

Posted by Brooke Ortel on May 23, 2019 8:51:03 AM MDT

Lander, Wyo.—May 24, 2019—The seventh edition of the iconic NOLS Cookery is the 2018 winner of the “Classic” category of the National Outdoor Book Awards (NOBA). Deemed “the classic guide to backcountry cooking” by the 2018 NOBA panel, NOLS Cookery includes a wide variety of time-tested recipes submitted by NOLS instructors and staff.


NOLS Celebrates Fifth Year of Innovative Partnership with C5 Youth Association to Serve High-Potential Under-Resourced Youth across the Country

Posted by Brooke Ortel on May 22, 2019 10:16:50 AM MDT

C5 students from New England enjoy the scenery of the Wind River Range of Wyoming on their NOLS expedition in 2018. Photo by Kermelle Billy.

Lander, Wyo.—May 22, 2019—This summer, NOLS and the C5 Youth Association will celebrate the fifth year of their partnership to provide customized outdoor expeditions to hundreds of young leaders. With the mission to “inspire high-potential youth from risk-filled environments to pursue personal success,” C5 incorporates NOLS outdoor leadership courses as the third-year component of a five-year intensive program that includes year-round leadership mentoring, summer activities, community service, and overnight wilderness treks.


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