Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Workshops

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Need an adventure getaway? Here is a great way to spend time outdoors while learning some fun and practical outdoor skills to bring back to the Gulf Coast.

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) is a three day workshop designed for women ages 18 years or older. The workshop offers hands-on instruction in a fun and non-threatening learning environment. Participants choose from over 50 courses such as backyard wildlife, rock climbing, camp cooking, map and compass reading, camping, mountain biking, shooting sports (pistol, rifle, shotgun, muzzleloader, as well as gun safety), fishing, hunting, canoeing, nature art and photography, nature crafts, archery, ATV handling, bird watching, motor boat handling, and more.

Workshops are held in October, however, registration opens in July, so make plans now. The workshops are offered in Alabama and south Florida.

These workshops are for you if . . .

  • You have never tried these activities but have hoped for an opportunity to learn.
  • You are a beginner who hopes to improve your skills.
  • You already do some of these activities but would like to learn some new ones.
  • You enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded individuals.

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman is held twice each year at the Alabama 4H Center in Shelby County. The cost for the weekend adventure is $225 and covers meals, lodging, program materials and instruction. All instructional equipment is provided.

Like BOW, the Beyond BOW events offer hands-on instruction in a fun and non-threatening learning environment. Beyond BOW, as the name implies, takes you beyond, or to the next level, as you strive to sharpen your skills.  While it is not required that you’ve attended a BOW Workshop, it is recommended. Beyond BOWs may take place in one day, or occur over a weekend in different parts of the beautiful state of Alabama.

BOW and Beyond BOW offerings are made possible by a cooperative effort between the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and our foundation, the Alabama Conservation & Natural Resources Foundation, Inc. (ACRNF, Inc.).

For additional information about Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Alabama Workshop Contact:

Sylvia Payne, Coordinator
Becoming an Outdoors-Woman
AL Department of Conservation & Natural Resources
64 North Union Street, Suite 106
Call: 1-800-262-3151, or email sylvia.payne@dcnr.alabama.gov.  

To Register For A Florida BOW Workshop Contact:

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Hunter Safety Section
8535 Northlake Boulevard
West Palm Beach, FL 33412
561-625-5122

 

 

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