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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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NOLS Celebrates Landmark Federal Public Lands Victory

Posted by Molly Herber on February 28, 2019 11:50:45 AM MST

Creating new and continuing existing protections affirm importance of public lands for all.

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NOLS Graduate and Instructor Jimmy Chin Receives Oscar for Free Solo

Posted by Brooke Ortel on February 28, 2019 9:06:52 AM MST
 
Former NOLS student and instructor Jimmy Chin on location filming the Academy Award-winning documentary feature film Free Solo (© National Geographic Partners).

Lander, Wyo.– February 28, 2019 –The 91st Academy Awards recognized Free Solo, the first climbing film to win an Oscar for the top documentary feature film. Free Solo was co-directed by former NOLS instructor Jimmy Chin and his wife, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi. The documentary featured climber Alex Honnold, chronicling his unprecedented “free solo” ascent of El Capitan’s Freerider route in Yosemite National Park without ropes or safety equipment.

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Joe Austin Receives AEE Servant Leader Award

Posted by Brooke Ortel on December 12, 2018 9:32:37 AM MST

Photo courtesy of the Association of Experiential Education.

On Thursday, November 8, NOLS Health Review Manager Joe Austin received the 2018 Servant Leader Award from the Association of Experiential Education (AEE). Presented at the annual AEE conference, this award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated excellent active leadership in the field of experiential education. Criteria for nomination include commitment to the highest level of ethical practices, dedication to furthering experiential education, and embodiment of the principle that “how and why” is just as important as “what will be done.”

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