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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. Check out the BOW Brochure for more information!
The workshop is for you if...
The goal of the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) scholarship program is to broaden participation in the weekend workshop to women 18 years old and older who would be unable to attend without financial assistance. BOW encourages anyone to apply for a scholarship. However, preference will be given to first-time attendees and those promoting diversity in outdoors education across the state through their community affiliations, culture, region, and/or profession.
Photography - Jeff Barnes, BOW 2017
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May 3-5, 2019PZAZZ! Convention & Event Center, Burlington
May 1-3, 2020Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center, Indianola
April 23 - 25, 2021Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center, Indianola
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The Iowa DNR, Firefly Creek Ranch, Shelby County Conservation and Pottawattamie County Conservation invite you to the 2019 Beyond BOW - Women's Winter Gathering! Come and gather with women who love the outdoors for a weekend adventure packed with winter outdoor skills including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, nature photography and winter survival at Springbrook State Park, near Guthrie Center. (If MotherNature has other ideas and does not bring snow, we will explore the park, navigating with map and compass and GPS as well as earth caching, practicing atlatl and archery.)
Evening sessions and overnight lodging will be at nearby Firefly Creek Ranch, where you can nurture your mind and body with yoga, journaling and essential oils and unleash your artistic side as you create your own journal and hiking staff. As the evening draws to a close, enjoy stargazing and stories around an outdoor campfire, followed by an indoor campout! (Semi private rooms are available for those who prefer.)
A supportive environment of fellow women is the backdrop for a workshop that embraces cold and snow this January, with classes about ice fishing, rabbit and squirrel hunting, fur preparation and game cooking. Space is limited so get registered today so you don't miss out on this exciting opportunity!
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