Wanted: Adventurous and outdoorsy women wishing to learn more about Florida’s great outdoors in a comfortable, noncompetitive, hands-on environment. If this could be you, contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to participate in a Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop.
The three-day workshop will be Oct. 8-10 at the Wallwood Boy Scout Camp, 23 Wallwood BSA Drive, Quincy. Sessions begin Friday at 10 a.m. and end Sunday with lunch.
Although designed with women in mind, the workshop is open to anyone 18 years and older who wants to improve her outdoor skills and enjoy several recreational activities.
The program offers a fun and supportive atmosphere for participants wishing to try new things and enjoy the camaraderie of other women wanting to do the same. In four, three-and-one-half-hour sessions, the BOW workshop teaches skills associated with fishing, hunting and other forms of outdoor recreation, at all levels of physical activity.
“The most popular classes women sign up for are primitive chef, canoeing/kayaking basics, basic wilderness survival skills, and introduction to handgun shooting and hunting,” said Lynne Hawk, BOW state coordinator for the FWC.
The cost for the three-day workshop is $175, and there are a limited number of discounted slots available for low-income participants, single parents and college students attending the workshop for the first time. The workshop is restricted to 100 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.