NOLS Anniversary | 55 Years of Wilderness Education Video

Celebrating 55 Years of Wilderness Education

As we celebrate the anniversary of NOLS in this tumultuous year, we’re thankful for the support of our community, staff, and alumni, and look forward to preparing NOLS to keep serving students for the next 55 years. Join us in celebrating!



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30 Years Of Wilderness Medicine

NOLS | November 13, 2020

In 1990, two people started a business that was remarkable for 2 reasons—most important because the business was dedicated to teaching wilderness medicine. Read on and celebrate NOLS' anniversary with 30 years of wilderness medicine history.

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Together, We'll Weather This Storm

United, We are Powerful

In these uncertain times, we turn to the power of the lessons of a NOLS course: tolerance for adversity and uncertainty, that unity is strength, and that our community is resilient. Thank you for being an important part of our community.


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Your team needs confidence, resilience, and leadership to accomplish their goals. Build your team’s capacity and potential through proven experiential learning. Learn more about NOLS custom expeditions.
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Risk Management

Risk management planning is valuable for anyone who ventures off the beaten path. Whether you take your family hiking or run an established program, choosing to invest in risk management planning is choosing responsible leadership.