An outstanding group of Maine outdoor women lead the way to helping more women enjoy outdoor activities. My good friend Erin Merrill, an outdoor woman and writer, is one of the leaders of this ongoing effort (you can read Erin’s blog posts here).
A Becoming an Outdoor Woman (BOW) weekend workshop is scheduled for February 24 – 26 in Bryant Pond. They’ll offer lots of workshops to help women gain or improve their outdoor skills. I’ve been told by a lot of women that these weekend workshops are tons of fun.
You can learn more about BOW and the February workshop –and register for that event – at www.mainebow.com.
Here’s some info from that website.
The Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program began in 1991, when it was first offered through the University of Winsconsin-Stevens Point. The program was created as the result of a study conducted by Professor Christine Thomas, which determined that women preferred to learn hunting, fishing and outdoor skills in a non-competitive atmosphere along with other like-minded women.
The Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program is sponsored by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife and hosted at The University of Maine 4-H Camp & Learning Center at Bryant Pond. Becoming an Outdoors-Woman means becoming more competent, more confident and more aware. Through this program we hope to not only provide the opportunity to learn about the outdoors but to also provide a venue for women to learn more about themselves. Participation in these workshops has provided countless women with life changing experiences.