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 the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop near Tallahassee.
The three-day workshop takes place Oct. 9-11 at Camp Wallwood on the pristine banks of Lake Talquin on the Gadsden County side. 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 requested classes women sign up to take are primitive chef; canoeing/kayaking basics; basic wilderness survival skills; and introduction to handgun shooting and hunting,” BOW state coordinator Lynne Hawk said.
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. The workshop is restricted to 100 people on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information about the BOW workshop or how you can register, visit MyFWC.com/BOW or call 850-413-0085.