Adventure Collection Welcomes NOLS As The First
December 3, 2003
San Francisco, CA
Adventure Collection welcomes NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership
School) as the first educational member. Adventure Collection
is an association of ten of the finest adventure travel companies
in the world, providing an array of travel options to adventure
seekers of all abilities and interests. NOLS, a non-profit
school, with 39 years of experience and curriculum development,
provides college credit programs in wilderness education with
sites in the Americas, India, Australia and New Zealand.
Larry Mogelonsky, executive director of Adventure Collection
said, "We are privileged to have NOLS join Adventure Collection
and feel our common values will enhance both organizations defining
for the future our commitment to wilderness protection and education."
NOLS has taught over 75,000 students from all over the world from
diverse backgrounds - students, entrepreneurs, educators and astronauts.
More than 75 percent of NOLS students who are of college
age use their NOLS course for a college credit, transferring them
to over 400 US colleges.
John Gans, executive director of NOLS said, "NOLS graduates
who originate from the streets of New York to the remote reaches
of Patagonia, say the skills learned at NOLS are the best opportunity
in the world today to practice being a leader. By being
an educational member of Adventure Collection we can work together
towards common goals."
About Adventure Collection
Founded in 2000, San Francisco-based Adventure Collection is a
group of ten of the most trusted and experienced active travel
companies in the world including Backroads, Buddy Bombard's Europe,
Bushtracks Expeditions, Canadian Mountain Holidays, Geographic
Expeditions, Lindblad Expeditions, Micato Safaris, Natural Habitat
Adventures, O.A.R.S. (Outdoor Adventure River Specialists) and
Off the Beaten Path. Members are independently owned and
operated companies that share common values of environmental and
cultural protection, sustainable tourism and the highest operating
standards. With over 250 years of combined experience in creating
unforgettable and unique journeys, Adventure Collection can take
you just about anywhere on earth. NOLS is an educational
member of Adventure Collection. For information, call toll-free
1.866.462.3966 or visit www.adventurecollection.com