NOLS Hosts Board of Trustees in Lander

Each October, the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) hosts one of its board meetings in Lander, where the organization was founded and is headquartered.

The annual Lander meeting includes a State of the School report and a banquet celebrating outstanding staff and another year of changing lives in the backcountry. This year, NOLS will host its board of accomplished graduates in Lander Oct. 9–11.

In addition to guiding overall school policy, the NOLS Board of Trustees provides the backbone of the school’s fundraising efforts, both through their financial commitment and by volunteering their dedication, expertise and enthusiasm. NOLS is fortunate to have individuals who have applied their NOLS education to a broad range of successes, including founding businesses and extensive careers in education. Meet the board here.

While in town, these impressive NOLS graduates will explore all that Lander has to offer via group bike rides and other outdoor activities. As usual, NOLS is pleased to show off its hometown.


About NOLS

Since legendary mountaineer Paul Petzoldt founded the school in 1965, more than 221,000 students have graduated from the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), the leader in wilderness education. Whether through field-based courses offered in some of the most awe-inspiring locations in the world or classroom-based courses, the school provides transformative educational experiences to students of all ages. Graduates emerge as active leaders with lifelong environmental ethics and outdoor skills. To discover the NOLS experience or to bring a course to your business or organization, call (800) 710-NOLS (6657) or visit