Women’s outdoor workshop coming to Panama City
Monday, August 29, 2011
Media contact: Tony Young, 850-488-7867
Wanted: Adventurous and outdoorsy women wishing to learn
more about Florida's great outdoors in a comfortable,
noncompetitive, hands-on environment. If this could be you, contact
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to
participate in the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) mini-workshop
in Panama City.
The single-day workshop takes place Saturday, Oct. 15 at Gulf
Coast State College along the beautiful shores of St. Andrews Bay.
The workshop runs 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Although designed with women in mind, the workshop is open to
anyone 18 years or older who wants to improve their outdoor skills
and enjoy several recreational activities.
The program offers a fun and supportive atmosphere for
participants wishing to try new things and enjoy the camaraderie of
other women wanting to do the same. In two, three-and-one-half-hour
sessions, the BOW mini-workshop teaches skills associated with
fishing, hunting and other forms of outdoor recreation, at all
levels of physical activity.
"The women will be able to choose two of the following sessions:
basic archery skills; introduction to panfishing; kayaking basics;
introduction to reading the woods; introduction to shotgun shooting
and hunting; basic wilderness survival; and introduction to handgun
shooting and hunting," said BOW state coordinator Lynne Hawk.
The cost for the one-day workshop is $50, and there are
discounted slots available for low-income participants, single
parents and college students. The workshop is restricted to 100
people on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information about BOW or how you can register, visit MyFWC.com/BOW or contact Susan
Harrass at 561-625-5122 or Susan.Harrass@MyFWC.com.