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Outdoor Skills Workshops For Women

Friday, May 29, 2009

Education

The 16th annual "Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" workshop, sponsored by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, will be held July  31 – Aug. 2 at the Birch Creek Center near Dillon.

The hands-on workshop offers opportunities to build a survival shelter, cast a fly rod, use a map and compass, learn to shoot a rifle and cook a Dutch-oven treat.  New this year are classes on rowing a raft, nature journaling, knot tying and designing a native garden.

The $200 fee includes class instruction, meals and lodging. Partial scholarships are available. Space is limited and classes are filled as registrations are received.

Teachers who attend the workshop can receive continuing education credit from the Office of Public Instruction.  

The workshop is designed for women, but is open to anyone 18 years of age and over with a desire to learn new skills.

Other outdoor skills workshops for beginners are:

June 27            The Art and Identification of Flowers

                        Location: Helena National Forest in the MacDonald Pass Area

                        Fee: $15

 

June 27            Basic Horse-Packing

                        Location:  Kalispell Area

                        Fee:  $35                 

 

July 11 or 12    Let's Go Kayaking

                        Location: Hyalite Reservoir near Bozeman

                        Fee: $18

 

July 18 &19     Canoeing on Pond & River

                        Location: Great Falls

                        Fee: $55

 

Check the FWP Web for details at fwp.mt.gov on the Education page under Outdoors Woman.

To receive register information for these classes, provide your name and mailing address to the BOW Coordinator at: FWP-BOW, P.O. Box 200701, Helena, MT,  59620; call: 406-444-2615; or email Liz Lodman at: llodman@mt.gov .