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Leadership Week

We got our hands on some Deuter/NOLS backpacks and want to award them as prizes for folks who are the most involved. We are watching you leaders, with high powered binoculars, and satellite imagery. (Actually we need you to send in photos and videos or we don't really know how awesome you are!)


We asked alumni to step up in their communities, and have they ever. From climbing meet-ups, to river clean-ups, to working with schools, grads have shown their NOLS colors and have taken the lead in their communities. Here is what grads are doing today, join them if you are in the area:

Colorado Springs, Colorado* - Information Table
Laramie, Wyoming* - Climbing Competition
Oakland, California - Information Session, Presentation on Waddington Range course
Corvallis, Oregon* - Vertical Festival & Indor Climbing Competition
Lander, Wyoming - Old North State will play concert / social hour in NOLS Alumni Lounge! Presentation on Packing for Sport Climbing* at Wild Iris.
Charleston, South Carolina - Art & Music Event

Kingston, New York* - Instructor at Information Table, Kenco Store Discount
Cincinnati, Ohio* - Benchmark Outfitters Store Discount

Berkeley, California* - Climbing, Info Session, More..
Dayton, Ohio* - Grad Available to Talk
Lincoln, Nebraska* - Grad Available to Talk
Chapel Hill, North Carolina* - Grad Available to Talk

* = Open to the Public

Midwest Mountaineering Coupon


All week long we will have representatives out on college campuses, at outdoor retailers, and in your community teaching leadership and outdoor education lessions and promoting NOLS. We will also be leading in our community with local events. Today we are in the following locations:

Victor, Idaho - Teaching LNT Class to 5th Graders
Washington, DC*
- Gap Year Fair, Information Table
Orem, Utah* - Presentation on Leadership on Backcountry Expeditions
Mississauga, Ontario* - Information Table at Outdoor Adventure Show

Sierra de la Laguna, Mexico - Trail Clean-Up
Red Rocks, Nevada - NOLS Instructor Climbing Seminar
Lander, Wyoming - Food Drive*

* = Open to the Public

Benchmark Outfitters

Deuter & NOLS

Day 5
February 25, 2011
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Palmer, Alaska: Photos coming in from NOLS Alaska - "The Groomed Trail - We've received several calls already in appreciation of our grooming trails on the Alaska Pacific University Kellogg Farm (across the road from NOLS Alaska)."

Clemson, South Carolina:
Carly and Brittany sent us photos from their info session, and send out good wishes to other LW participants.

Karachi, Pakistan:
Photos from the leadership workshop. Thanks Samad!

Islamabad, Pakistan: Youth Impact Pakistan conducted a seminar on “Moving Mountains” Samad made a presentation about NOLS and his international Outdoor education experience

Columbia, South Carolina: Via Twitter - Great turnout to our first @NOLS event saving the world one tree at a time!
It's still @NOLS Leadership Week here in Carolina

Lander, Wyoming:
and video and blog post from UW students learning leadership styles
Blog post about problem solving discussion
NOLS Alumni Dept. currently at 72.5 lbs. of food for our food drive.
Photo from and blog post Tod Schimelpfenig discussion on decision making.
Photos and blog post from NOLS Interns at Lights On after school program. Teaching Backcountry Nutrition and How to Pack a Day Pack
Photos from LW Jeopardy, Kary being interviewed by a TV station, and rappelling off the roof. :)

Atlanta, Georgia: Photos from presentation, info session by NOLS Rep Pearson at Emory University

Tucson, Arizona: Photos from Spring Semester in the Southwest students taking Wilderness First Responder course


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