From Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
-- Ladies, grab a friend, your mom or sister and come to the first Central Oklahoma Women in the Outdoors Skills Workshop to be held Saturday, June 7, at Choctaw Creek Park in Choctaw, Okla., just 15 miles east of Oklahoma City.
The workshop is part of the National Wild Turkey Federation's Women in the Outdoors outreach program, which is now celebrating its 10th year. Since 1998, the program has worked to share the outdoor tradition by providing expert instruction and hands-on education through events designed for women. During its inaugural year, Women in the Outdoors hosted 18 events and today the program organizes more than 400 events across the nation.
Sponsored by H&H Gun Range, the city of Choctaw and the Choctaw Chamber of Commerce, the workshop will feature over a dozen classes on archery, shooting, Dutch oven cooking, mountain biking, backpacking, fishing, outdoor photography, nature journaling, jewelry making, gardening for wildlife and more.
"Women are discovering that outdoor hobbies provide fun ways to reconnect with the special people in their lives," said Beth Ann Amico, coordinator for the event. "This day-long workshop will offer ladies ages 14 and up the opportunity to learn new outdoor skills and meet people with similar interests in a relaxed, non-competitive environment."
The registration fee is $50 and includes the choice of three classes, use of all equipment, lunch, a one-year membership to the Women in the Outdoors program and a subscription to Women in the Outdoors magazine, which features articles about conservation and outdoor activities for families to enjoy.
For more information about the Women in the Outdoors Skills Workshop, contact Beth Ann Amico at (405) 769-4108.