Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) is an international program aimed primarily at women, but is an opportunity for anyone 18 years or older to learn outdoor skills usually associated with hunting and fishing, but useful for many outdoor pursuits.
The workshop is for you if...
- you have never tried these activities, but have hoped for an opportunity to learn.
- you are a beginner who hopes to improve your skills.
- you know how to do some of these activities, but would like to try your hand at some new ones.
- you are looking for the camaraderie of like-minded individuals.
Thank you for helping us celebrate 20 years of BOW in Iowa!
See you Sept 19-21, 2014!
Have a few moments? We encourage you to go to www.iowadnr.gov/h2o, get registered and get outside! Each month, those who log activities through the Healthy & Happy Outdoors website are eligible for a monthly drawing of outdoor gear! Start now by recording the activities you did at BOW!
For more information:
Contact Julie Sparks at
(515) 281-6159 or Julie.Sparks@dnr.iowa.gov
| What are people saying?
"You don't have to be a pro... just open to trying!"
"You'll learn something new and meet fantastic women!"
"Best experience ever... you will want to come back to try new things."
"Learning is held in a safe environment with a wide variety of classes."
"Come! Go! It is worth it!"
"An awesome way to learn a new skill with great instruction."
"Gives you the confidence to do it on your own!"
"The instruction is excellent, everyone is friendly and fun!"
Annual Run Through the Woods 5k Fun Run/Walk
Make some new friends, get to know some of the presenters, and enjoy a relaxing run or walk through Springbrook State Park while at the Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop. Our route takes you around the park’s lake, which is pretty much a flat course.
Not a runner? Don’t worry about it! More than 90 percent of participants in past years have been walkers. For those interested, your “official times” will be available later in the workshop. Like BOW., this is a non-competitive (well, except maybe with yourself), fun event.
Many participants enjoy this Friday night offering, hosted by Joli Vollers. See the BOW registration form for more information!