Friday, 24 October 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) 483
Fostering Experiential Self-Regulation Through Outdoor Adventure Education (2013) 620
Backcountry Nutrition (2013) 934
Learning Styles on Adventure Courses (2010) 912
Wilderness-Based Semester Learning (2012) 876
Peer Effects on Noncognitive Ability (2008) 913
NOLS & Univ. of Utah Research: Long-term Impacts of Wilderness Education (2008) 4803
Which NOLS learning objectives transfer to participants lives and how long do they last? (2008) 3516
Instructor Influence of Student Learning at NOLS (2009) 1860
Do NOLS courses influence participants' perception of their achievement? (2008) 1742
Nurturing The Heart And Soul Of Education: (Secular) Spirituality (2008) 1525
Stove Efficiency Experiment: VIDEO (2009) 3577
How do students on NOLS courses learn? (2008) 1948
Student Learning in Outdoor Education: A Case Study From NOLS (2008) 2210
Awakening Place Awareness During A 30-day Wilderness Leadership Program (2008) 1555
NOLS & Univ. of Utah Research: Transfer of Learning Survey (2008) 2294
Addressing Response-shift Bias: Retrospective Pretests in Recreation Research and Evaluation (2007) 1751
A Means-End Investigation of Outcomes Associated with Outward Bound and NOLS Programs (2007) 1878
Exploring Participant Development Through Adventure-Based Programming: A Model from NOLS (2007) 2129
Using retrospective pretests for assessing student growth (2007) 1556
Organizational Collaboration in Outdoor Adventure Education (2007) 1729
What characteristics influence NOLS course participants' perception of achievement? (2007) 1453
NOLS Research Program 1999 Annual Report and Completed Papers (1999) 1731
A National Study of Outdoor Wilderness Experience (1998) 2954
Does supporting student autonomy on NOLS courses help achieve educational objectives? (2007) 1492
Factors Influencing Leadership Development in Wilderness Education (1994) 2155
Perspectives on the Integration of Wilderness Research and Education (1994) 1726
Does participation on a NOLS course increase responsible environmental behavior? (1995) 1577
Do increases in self-efficacy on NOLS courses persist after one year? (1998) 1603
Physiological Adaptations in Extended Technical Mountaineering (1985) 989
  • 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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