A fly tying class at a recent Becoming an Outdoors-Woman weekend.
Media Contact: Geoff Cantrell
RALEIGH, N.C. (Feb. 20, 2012) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering an outdoor skills weekend workshop for women, April 13-15, at the Eastern 4-H Conference Center in Columbia, N.C.
The Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop will provide expert instruction on a wide array of activities on the water, in the field and by the campfire. Cost is $225 per person and covers a choice of four outdoor skills sessions, all program materials and use of equipment, plus meals and lodging. Space is limited, with registration on a first-come, first-served basis.
“This weekend is as comprehensive as it gets, when it comes to an opportunity to learn and participate in outdoors recreation,” said BB Gillen, the Wildlife Commission’s outdoor skills coordinator. “It’s a fun, relaxed atmosphere, tailored for a fulfilling experience for each participant.”
Amenities at the Eastern 4-H Conference Center include climate-controlled living quarters, private showers and a spacious dining hall. The 250-acre facility boasts a spectacular view of the Albemarle Sound and access to nearby woodlands, meadows, pocosin forests, wetlands and tributaries.
“It’s a beautiful setting — perfect for learning these outdoor skills,” Gillen said. “The nature trails and boat docks provide easy access to the surrounding natural areas.”
- Intro to Firearms Safety
- Intro to Archery
Game Meat Processing
Intro to Archery
Wildlife Digital Photography
Game and Outdoor Cooking
Wilderness Survival Skills
Sea Turtles and Marine Mammals
Intro to GPS
Advanced 3-D Archery
Intro to Fly-Fishing
Sound and Pond Ecology
Trapping, Tracking and Trekking
Intro to Turkey Hunting
Intro to Bird Watching
Becoming an Outdoors-Woman is an international program in which women 18 and older can learn outdoor skills through hands-on experiences. In North Carolina, Becoming an Outdoors-Woman is administered by the Wildlife Commission with a variety of workshops held across the state.
For more information on the weekend, gift certificates and scholarship opportunities, contact Gillen at 919-218-3638 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A high-resolution image of the fly tying class photo can be downloaded here.