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Outdoor Educational Opportunities for Missouri Women and Families Abound

From Missouri Department of Conservation

-- Women looking to learn outdoor skills can get training at the Discover Nature-Women (formerly Missouri Outdoor Women) workshop June 6 though 8 at the Windermere Conference Center in Roach, Mo.

Classes will include fishing, canoeing, archery, shooting sports and camping. The program is open to women ages 18 and older. Girls 14-17 may attend if accompanied by an adult. A $20 deposit is required with registration. The registration deadline is May 23.

For more information or to register, contact Tracy Tomson at TracyTomson@mdc.mo.gov or call 573-522-4115, ext. 3808.

Participants are responsible for making room and meal reservations with Windermere at 573-346-5200 or 800-346-2215.

Women can step into Mother Nature's classroom in five Wonders of Wildlife (WOW) National Outdoor Recreation and Conservation Schools between April and October around the state. The schools are packed with hands-on classes geared to beginners or experienced outdoor enthusiasts.

WOW events are for the whole family. They offer some classes for ages 9 through adult and others for children ages 4 to 8.

WOW event dates are:
--April 25 and 26 in Springfield.
--May 2 and 3 in Columbia.
--June 6 and 7 in St. Louis.
--Sept. 26 and 27 in Kansas City.
--Oct. 10 and 12 at Roaring River State Park.

Advance registration is required for all programs. For more information, call Wonders of Wildlife 417-890-9453 or visit www.wondersofwildlife.org.

Information also is available at www.mdc.mo.gov/programs/mow/weekend.htm.

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