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Visit "Land of the Trembling Earth" for a New 'Becoming an Outdoors Woman' Program

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (12/29/2015)

The Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop series provides a practical introduction to a wide variety of outdoor recreational skills and activities. One of these workshops, hosted by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, is scheduled to take place Feb. 19-21 at the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.  

 

This new BOW workshop will visit the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, the “Land of the Trembling Earth,” for a unique opportunity to fish, boat, learn advanced hunter education skills while being introduced to the habitat and resource management of the natural, historical and cultural resources of one of Georgia’s seven natural wonders. Activities will include hunter education, night fishing, a tour of Billy’s Island, and more. 

Participants will stay at the Suwannee River Eco Lodge, part of Stephen Foster State Park. The cost per program attendee is $475. 

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman, or BOW, is an educational program offering hands-on workshops to women of all ages and physical ability levels. The program aims to break down barriers to female participation in outdoor activities by providing a safe and supportive learning environment. 

Workshops are led by outdoor professionals and introduce women to a variety of activities balanced between hunting and shooting, fishing and boating, and non-harvest sports like canoeing, camping and tree-climbing. Sessions range in intensity from leisurely to rugged (strenuous). 

Although classes are designed with beginners and those with little to no experience in mind, more seasoned participants will benefit from the opportunity to hone their skills and try out new activities. All participants will receive enough instruction to pursue their outdoor interests further when the workshop is complete. 

For more information, visit www.georgiawildlife.com/BOW or call (770) 784-3059. 

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