Media Contact: BB Gillen, Outdoor Skills Coordinator
RALEIGH, N.C. (Feb. 23, 2011) – The Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will hold a weekend workshop March 25-27, with 26 hands-on topics, ranging from wildlife photography to wilderness survival.
Open to women 18 and older, the workshop will be held at scenic Camp Cheerio, a rustic setting in the mountains of Alleghany County. Cabins are dormitory style with bunk beds, indoor plumbing and hot showers, and can accommodate 8 to 10 women per cabin.
Enrollment is limited to 100 participants, with registration on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost of the workshop is $220 and includes all instruction, program materials, and use of demonstration equipment, plus meals and lodging. Limited scholarships, made possible by the generosity of past participants, are available.
- Turkey hunting
- Firearm safety
- Outdoor cooking
- Stream ecology
- Wilderness survival
- Basic climbing
- Pistol, Shotgun, Rifle
- Basic fishing
- Fly-tying, Fly-fishing
- Leave No Trace
- Land Navigation
- Knots Tying 101
- Bird watching
- Nature journals
- 3D advanced archery
- "Trapping, Tracking and Trekking"
- Wildlife photography
- Fly-fishing excursion to Stone Mountain State Park
- Fish, small game field dressing
For more information, call BB Gillen at (919) 218-3638 or go to http://www.ncwildlife.org/Education_Workshops/BOW.htm.
Other upcoming events for Becoming an Outdoors-Woman in North Carolina:
- Beyond BOW Fly-Fishing Camping Weekend April 1-3, Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education and Davidson River Campground
- Beyond BOW Advanced Archery June 3-5, Johnston Community College and Howell Woods Environmental Center
- Full BOW Weekend Workshop April 13-15, 2012, Eastern 4-H Environmental Learning Center, Columbia