Reminder: Outdoor skills workshop for women scheduled for Sept. 29 to Oct. 1

Women who want to learn outdoor skills with other women still have time to sign-up for a three-day workshop set for Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at Deep Portage Learning Center in central Minnesota. 

The weekend workshop, offered by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ Becoming an Outdoors Woman program, includes classes on shooting, archery, bowhunting and more.

“Autumn is great time to come together, enjoy nature and develop new skills in a friendly and supportive environment,” said Linda Bylander, BOW coordinator. “Deep Portage is an ideal place for this because of its great mix of classrooms, a rock climbing wall, safe shooting ranges and more.”

Also offered at the workshop are classes on finding and cooking wild mushrooms, birding, pine basket making, Dutch oven cooking, orienteering, rock climbing, dressing for the outdoors, walking stick-making and beekeeping.

“Minnesota’s outdoors has so much to offer, and learning new ways to enjoy it is truly empowering and can lead to a more personally rewarding and healthy lifestyle,” Bylander said.

The workshop is designed largely for women ages 18 and up but girls ages 14 to 17 are welcome to attend with parents or guardians. Visit the BOW webpage for more information and to register.