Monday, 15 September 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) 383
Fostering Experiential Self-Regulation Through Outdoor Adventure Education (2013) 507
Backcountry Nutrition (2013) 836
Learning Styles on Adventure Courses (2010) 815
Wilderness-Based Semester Learning (2012) 804
Peer Effects on Noncognitive Ability (2008) 827
NOLS & Univ. of Utah Research: Long-term Impacts of Wilderness Education (2008) 4688
Which NOLS learning objectives transfer to participants lives and how long do they last? (2008) 3367
Instructor Influence of Student Learning at NOLS (2009) 1745
Do NOLS courses influence participants' perception of their achievement? (2008) 1640
Nurturing The Heart And Soul Of Education: (Secular) Spirituality (2008) 1434
Stove Efficiency Experiment: VIDEO (2009) 3454
How do students on NOLS courses learn? (2008) 1841
Student Learning in Outdoor Education: A Case Study From NOLS (2008) 2119
Awakening Place Awareness During A 30-day Wilderness Leadership Program (2008) 1480
NOLS & Univ. of Utah Research: Transfer of Learning Survey (2008) 2202
Addressing Response-shift Bias: Retrospective Pretests in Recreation Research and Evaluation (2007) 1673
A Means-End Investigation of Outcomes Associated with Outward Bound and NOLS Programs (2007) 1798
Exploring Participant Development Through Adventure-Based Programming: A Model from NOLS (2007) 2039
Using retrospective pretests for assessing student growth (2007) 1485
Organizational Collaboration in Outdoor Adventure Education (2007) 1654
What characteristics influence NOLS course participants' perception of achievement? (2007) 1379
NOLS Research Program 1999 Annual Report and Completed Papers (1999) 1652
A National Study of Outdoor Wilderness Experience (1998) 2840
Does supporting student autonomy on NOLS courses help achieve educational objectives? (2007) 1413
Factors Influencing Leadership Development in Wilderness Education (1994) 2067
Perspectives on the Integration of Wilderness Research and Education (1994) 1640
Does participation on a NOLS course increase responsible environmental behavior? (1995) 1506
Do increases in self-efficacy on NOLS courses persist after one year? (1998) 1519
Physiological Adaptations in Extended Technical Mountaineering (1985) 907
  • 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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