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NOLS: Striving fo Excellence

Around the office, I’m known as GSD (Getting Stuff Done). That’s because when a project needs a hard-hitter, I will implement my do-whatever-it-takes (DWIT) attitude…



NOLS defines wilderness as a place where nature is dominant and consequences are real. Living in these conditions, away from the distractions of modern civilization,…


NOLS: Creating Community

NOLS’ core values are at the heart of our institution. Leadership, community, safety, excellence, wilderness, and education inspire everything we do. We share a commitment…


A Wild & Scenic Success! Rose Sells out Oakland’s First Wild & Scenic Film Fest

Thanks to our supporters, sponsors and partners we hosted our second film fest benefit, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, on April 18 to a…


The 6th Annual Save The Frogs Day: April 26th, 2014

Posted in Nonprofit Partners | by Save the Frogs, Wednesday, March 19th, 2014, Tags: , , , ,

Save The Frogs Day is the world’s largest day of amphibian education and conservation action. Last year our supporters held 270 events in at least…


NOLS: Backcountry Safety

As a NOLS instructor, I strive to teach my students to assess risks, overcome adversity, and become strong leaders while introducing them to truly wild…


NOLS: Educating the Educators

In 2011, after pursuing a Master’s degree in recreation, I started making calls to numerous collegiate outdoor recreation programs. I found myself hearing one thing…


NOLS: Training Leaders

Posted in High Impact Partnerships, Nonprofit Partners | by, Monday, September 29th, 2014, Tags: , , , ,

The National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) is unique as it teaches technical skills and leadership on extended wilderness expeditions. A successful expedition requires individuals to…


Crowdfunding the way to sustainability education

Posted in Nonprofit Partners | by, Tuesday, August 5th, 2014, Tags: , , ,

Something Good in the World (SGITW), a grassroots environmental organization and 1% for the Planet nonprofit partner, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds…


Poco a Poco, Bird by Bird

by Sarah Otterstrom I grew up spending lazy summers along the shores of northern lakes in the Inland Pacific Northwest. Maybe this is where my…