Wyoming Legislators Congratulate NOLS

LANDER—U.S. Senator John Barrasso and U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis, both of Wyoming, spoke on the Senate and House floors celebrating the National Outdoor Leadership School’s (NOLS) 50th anniversary last week.

These proclamations come after the Wyoming State Legislature signed a joint resolution in February recognizing NOLS’ 50-year commitment to education and responsible land stewardship in Wyoming.

Last Thursday, Rep. Lummis stated her pride in the Cowboy State being the hometown of the leader in wilderness education.

“NOLS is headquartered in Wyoming, in Lander, and we are proud that NOLS's mother ship is in our dear State,” she said.

Sen. Barrasso’s statement noted his support for NOLS as a doctor, a legislator and a leader. He stressed the importance of wilderness medicine training, the impact of the NOLS Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability department’s work and the lifelong lessons of “hard work, sacrifice and appreciation and respect for nature” taught on NOLS courses.

“I am confident in the future leadership of our communities and Nation because I know tomorrow's leaders are receiving NOLS instruction and experience today,” he declared.

Both congressmen concluded their addresses by congratulating NOLS on its 50th anniversary.

About NOLS

Since legendary mountaineer Paul Petzoldt founded the school in 1965, more than 254,000 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