Friday, July 22, 2005
The International Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program is coming to Montana, Aug. 13-14, for its new "Jane Deere" workshop.
With a new workshop specifically for farm and ranch women, BOW brings this important group of women an opportunity to expand their knowledge of land stewardship in a supportive setting with like-minded women.
The two-day program at the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch near Dupuyer will be one of four pilot workshops presented this year by the International Becoming an Outdoors-Woman organization of Stevens Point, Wisc. Montana’s BOW program, administered by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, is affiliated with the international group.
"There is an esprit-de-corps that develops at BOW workshops," says International BOW assistant director Peggy Farrell. "Women have fun, encourage each other, and learn new ways to appreciate our natural resources."
The workshop is open to anyone 18 and older, including those who may not be actively involved in agriculture, but are interested in natural resources.
Women who attend the Jane Deere workshop will gain hands-on experience in identifying wildlife and habitat types, target shooting, fly fishing, native plants and plant identification, map and compass reading, nature journaling, stream ecology and more.
This program is offered in partnership with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. The registration fee is $110 for the course, food and lodging. Scholarships are available to those in need of assistance.