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Interested in learning outdoor skills associated with hunting, fishing and general outdoor pursuits? Join women of all ages as they try new activities, refine their skills, and meet like-minded individuals. This weekend workshop offers sessions ranging from intro to firearms, intro to fishing, landscaping for wildlife, boater education, wild game cooking, to city nature identification.
The 2019 Iowa Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Workshop will be held in the historic river community of Burlington! Burlington is a community of 28,000 located on the Mississippi River in Southeast Iowa. It is a regional center for employment, shopping, education, healthcare and recreation. The community is beautifully situated on the bluffs of the river and has a rich heritage as a center of commerce and culture.
When: May 3-5, 2019
Where: PZAZZ! Convention & Event Center
Registration: Spring BOW Registration Information
Session Descriptions: 2019 BOW Catalog (PDF)
Evening Session Highlights:
Heritage Hill Loop Tour: Attendees will take a drive through Heritage Hill National Historic District, named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Heritage Hill lines the northern sector of downtown with nearly 160 structures reflecting many architectural periods and styles. The district includes a breath taking view of the Mississippi River from Mosquito Park and Snake Alley. Perhaps Burlington's most famous landmark, Ripley's Believe It Or Not! dubbed Snake Alley "Unbelievable Crooked" and #1 on the Odd Spots Across America campaign.
Birds, Bees and Brews Reception - Sponsored by Aldo Leopold Pheasants Forever Chapter & Parkside Brewing: Attendees will learn about the connection between Iowa's wild pheasant population and the bees and why developing high-quality pollinator habitat is so important to many organizations and businesses. Attendees will also learn about pollinators role in the art of brewing as many historians agree honey was the sugar source for the earliest fermented beverages. Parkside Brewing not only creates beers made with honey thanks to pollinators, but also uses the spent grains from the beer manufacturing process to offer a unique food experience not readily found in the Burlington area today.
March Madness - Refer a Friend
To join in on the crazy March festivities we have an awesome opportunity for all of you! Sign up for the upcoming BOW workshop and refer a friend, family member, co-worker, etc. to sign up as well this month and be entered into a drawing for a chance to win $300! There is a field in the registration process for an individual to enter the name of the person who referred them to attend the event. We will hold the drawing during the Birds, Bees and Brews Reception on Friday night of the workshop. The winner will receive a $300 Visa Gift Card sponsored by the Iowa Hunter Education Instructor Association!
Don't miss out on the opportunity to win some moo-la that you can then, in turn, spend on items like new gear, equipment or a Beyond BOW experience! Offer expires on March 29, 2019.