Wednesday, 20 August 2014


These studies primarily look at various aspects of student outcomes and programming effects in wilderness education.

Effects of Wilderness Expeditions on Creative Problem Solving Skills (2014) 328
Fostering Experiential Self-Regulation Through Outdoor Adventure Education (2013) 462
Backcountry Nutrition (2013) 788
Learning Styles on Adventure Courses (2010) 760
Wilderness-Based Semester Learning (2012) 766
Peer Effects on Noncognitive Ability (2008) 778
NOLS & Univ. of Utah Research: Long-term Impacts of Wilderness Education (2008) 4628
Which NOLS learning objectives transfer to participants lives and how long do they last? (2008) 3279
Instructor Influence of Student Learning at NOLS (2009) 1697
Do NOLS courses influence participants' perception of their achievement? (2008) 1596
Nurturing The Heart And Soul Of Education: (Secular) Spirituality (2008) 1390
Stove Efficiency Experiment: VIDEO (2009) 3381
How do students on NOLS courses learn? (2008) 1786
Student Learning in Outdoor Education: A Case Study From NOLS (2008) 2065
Awakening Place Awareness During A 30-day Wilderness Leadership Program (2008) 1435
NOLS & Univ. of Utah Research: Transfer of Learning Survey (2008) 2157
Addressing Response-shift Bias: Retrospective Pretests in Recreation Research and Evaluation (2007) 1607
A Means-End Investigation of Outcomes Associated with Outward Bound and NOLS Programs (2007) 1759
Exploring Participant Development Through Adventure-Based Programming: A Model from NOLS (2007) 1997
Using retrospective pretests for assessing student growth (2007) 1448
Organizational Collaboration in Outdoor Adventure Education (2007) 1605
What characteristics influence NOLS course participants' perception of achievement? (2007) 1333
NOLS Research Program 1999 Annual Report and Completed Papers (1999) 1598
A National Study of Outdoor Wilderness Experience (1998) 2754
Does supporting student autonomy on NOLS courses help achieve educational objectives? (2007) 1365
Factors Influencing Leadership Development in Wilderness Education (1994) 2026
Perspectives on the Integration of Wilderness Research and Education (1994) 1604
Does participation on a NOLS course increase responsible environmental behavior? (1995) 1466
Do increases in self-efficacy on NOLS courses persist after one year? (1998) 1469
Physiological Adaptations in Extended Technical Mountaineering (1985) 846
  • About NOLS Research  ( 3 items )
    Learn more about the NOLS research mission as well as how to submit a research proposal and FAQ.

  • Research Reports: Recreational Ecology  ( 14 items )
    These studies look at impacts and their mitigation related to backcountry recreation.

  • Research Reports: Risk Management  ( 13 items )
    These studies look at outdoor program incident, accident, and illness epidemiology, various aspects of accident and illness prevention, and other topics related management of risks in wilderness.

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