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NOLS an Outside Adventure Grant Sponsor

Real Kids Exploring the Real World

The search is on. Outside magazine is combing America's schools, parks, mountains, and cities to find the next generation of great explorers.

Ever thought of traversing the Catskills or exploring the Everglades? Outside is seeking the most creative and intelligent proposals from teens across America. You too could be just a step away from taking your place in history. Join the ranks of past winners including our 1998 explorers who hiked across Baffin Island, Canada and distinguished their outstanding trip by studying local culture and working with the indigenous people. But submit your proposal now, because time is running short for entering the 1999 competition!

Entries of any length (though the more detail the better) are being accepted between now and March 1, 1999. Simply tap into your imagination and submit an outline for the expedition of your dreams! A panel of experienced explorers are judging each proposal for the combined elements of exploration, adventure, potential for success, and benefit to the natural world. To qualify for the Summer of 1999 trip, enter now, and turn your ideas for travel into the expedition of a lifetime.

This national competition seeks kids who show the greatest promise and desire to push the boundaries of their hearts and minds just a little further. Aspiring explorers ages 12 to 17 may apply on their own or through their schools. Over 1,500 teachers have already requested our free guide to incorporate the Outside Adventure Grants into their existing curricula. No prior experience is necessary for this fun and mind-opening adventure, because additional leadership, training, gear, and logistical support are provided by outdoor industry pioneers including The National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), Patagonia, and Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS).

The Outside Adventure Grants combine exploration and education to bring the excitement of extreme adventure into the lives of kids everywhere. Outside wants to reward the adventurous spirit by giving you the opportunity to jump in, get dirty, and to encounter the world around you! Take the initiative, and follow-up on your dreams; learn how exploring the wilderness as a team also teaches you hard skills like writing, research, geography, and environmental sciences. The rest of the country can even follow your wilderness expedition by watching television reports, reading print coverage, and by browsing the dispatches on Outside Online ( This year's winning explorers will inspire kids everywhere to create adventure in their own lives.

Take a chance at becoming the 1999 Outside Adventure Grants winner! Here's what to do: Send your entry to: Outside Adventure Grants, Outside magazine, 420 Lexington Avenue, Suite 440, New York, NY 10017. Entries must arrive no later than March 1, 1999. Include the name, address, and telephone number of every team member. For more information, e-mail questions to GOOD LUCK!

Press Contact:
Bruce Palmer
National Outdoor Leadership School
(307) 332-1230


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