NOLS: National Outdoor Leadership School Home
In the News
   
Staff & Student Profiles
  What's the Buzz? -
NOLS News
  Press Room
 
    Press Releases
    Image Gallery
    NOLS Facts
    In the News
    Staff & Alumni Expeditions
  Contact Us
Outdoor Educators Gather in North Carolina

BLACK MOUNTAIN, N.C. - October 20, 1998--Some of the nation's leading experts in wilderness adventure programing and outdoor safety will be gathering here Oct. 23-25 for the 1998 Wilderness Risk Management Conference.

The conference, which is hosted by the National Outdoor Leadership School, Outward Bound USA, and the Student Conservation Association will present information on field and medical issues, legal and ethical issues, and management issues in adventure-based wilderness programming. The conference is sponsored by the Wilderness Risk Managers Committee, a national consortium of outdoor schools, organizations and land management agencies that promote human powered use of wilderness. The keynote speaker is John Graham, author of Outdoor Leadership and the executive director of The Giraffe Project.

The event will be an opportunity to learn from experts in recreation management. To date, the conference has over 200 registrants from across the country. They represent university and private outdoor programs, outfitters, youth programs, and city and county risk managers.

The conference will be an opportunity to share field and administrative techniques in risk management and discuss risk management standards in the wilderness adventure industry. There will also be optional one-day pre-conference clinics for whitewater, sea kayak, and rock climbing rescue, among others.

In 1994, NOLS coordinated the first wilderness risk managers conference, held at the school's Pacific Northwest branch in Conway, Wash. Since that time, nearly 1,000 people representing 375 organizations have attended the event. Founded in 1965 by mountaineer and educator Paul Petzoldt, NOLS is the recognized leader in wilderness education. As a private non-profit school, NOLS operates wilderness field expeditions around the world. Students are taught wilderness skills and safety, practical conservation, and leadership. The school's alumni total over 40,000 graduates worldwide. NOLS' international headquarters is in Lander, Wyo., and the school runs 14 to 95-day courses from eight branches: Rocky Mountain, Pacific Northwest, Southwest, Alaska, Yukon, Mexico, Patagonia (Chile), and .

The conference will be held at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly and is the fifth annual conference; each year the conference is held in a different location to assemble fresh ideas from the various regions.


Press Contact:
Bruce Palmer
National Outdoor Leadership School
(307) 332-1230
email:bruce_palmer@nols.edu

 
 
 

Chat:
Chat with a real person.
Share:

Sign up for the NOLSie News
 
NOLS Top of Page
NOLS Home About Us Courses Wilderness Medicine Institute NOLS Professional Training Alumni Store Donate Account NOLS Home Parents Press Room School Resources Photos NOLS.TV Events WRMC The NOLS Blog Introduction About Leadership History Mission & Values Profiles Partnerships Frequent Questions Find a Course School Locations Skills Leave No Trace Financial Aid Academic Credit NOLS Pro Home 1-3 Day Courses 7-30 Day Courses Risk Management Staff Clients Design Your Course Contact NOLS Pro NOLS Pro 1-3 Days 7-30 Days Risk Management Clients Contact Us NOLS Pro Design Your Course NOLS Pro Staff Overview Outcome-based Curriculum Faculty Overview Outcome-based Curriculum Faculty Case Studies Overview Administrative Training Staff Training Consulting Conference: WRMC How to Apply Apply Online Download an Application Admission Policies WMI Home About WMI Courses Schedule FAQ Photos & Movies Curriculum Updates Employment Sponsors WMI Home About WMI Admissions Courses Schedule Host a Course Resources Gallery Alumni Home Trips and Events The Leader Alumni Chapters Employment Staying in Touch Volunteer Photos & Videos Home NOLS Photos NOLS.TV The NOLS Podcast NOLS on Flickr Leave No Trace Overview Leave No Trace Principles Leave No Trace Master Educator Course Host a Course Contact Enroll Map of Events Dream Expedition Leadership Week Press Room Images for the Press Archives