Women can still answer their “call of the wild” by registering for the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop Sept. 20-22 at the Springbrook Conservation Education Center, in Guthrie County.

Women thinking about participating are encouraged to sign up now because after Sept. 6, the cost of the workshop increases from $150 to $180.

“This workshop is an excellent opportunity for women 18 years or older to try activities they may never have had the chance to experience,” said Julie Sparks, DNR Becoming an Outdoors-Woman coordinator.

“This is our 20th anniversary and we are planning a few extras to help celebrate this milestone,” she said.

Workshop topics include basic fishing, fly fishing, birdwatching, archery, beginning shotgun shooting, basic motor boat skills, geocaching, canoeing, stand up paddling, Dutch oven cooking and much more.  Many classes still have seats available.

“We have top-notch instructors, our class sizes are kept small and the setting at Springbrook is beautiful, particularly in the fall,” Sparks said.

The registration fee covers food, lodging and materials for the weekend workshop.  Brochures and registration forms are available online at www.iowadnr.gov/bow or by contacting Julie Sparks, at 515-281-6159 or julie.sparks@dnr.iowa.gov.


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