Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program in North Carolina Offers Outdoor Adventure and Fellowship

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Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program in North Carolina Offers Outdoor Adventure and Fellowship RALEIGH, N.C.  – Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW), the international program of hands-on learning and outdoors experience, announces its 2009 schedule of events for North Carolina.

Instruction and participation offered through Becoming an Outdoors-Woman can include bird watching, camping and backpacking, canoe and kayaking, nature photography, wilderness survival, outdoor cooking, stream ecology, rock climbing, shotgun and rifle marksmanship, and fishing, fly-tying and fly-fishing.

“The Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program is all about discovery,” said BB Gillen, outdoor skills coordinator for N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, which offers the program in this state. “It’s a chance to discover outdoor adventure, fun and friendship and to discover yourself. Both Becoming an Outdoors-Woman and Beyond BOW, its single-topic extension, are for women looking to expand their experience, not necessarily those who are experienced.”

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman events for 2009:

  • April 4 – A Fly-Fishing Experience at the Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education near Brevard.
  • April 17-18 – Game and Outdoor Cooking at Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center in Johnston County.
  • May 1-3 – A Full BOW Weekend at Camp Rockmont near Asheville.
  • May 16-17 – Outdoor Skills Session at McDowell Nature Preserve in Charlotte.
  • June 12-14 – Hunter Education and Archery at Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center in Johnston County.

Participation is open to women ages 18 and older. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, with a fee covering cost of materials and accommodations. Contact BB Gillen at (919)-218-3638 or bb [dot] gillen [at] ncwildlife [dot] org for more information or to register for any event.