FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 02 JUN 04
CONTACT: Lynn Marla, 517-241-2225
Women’s workshop targets outdoor skills
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program today announced a Beyond BOW workshop featuring kayaking, archery, camping and rock climbing, June 26 at Kensington Metropark near Milford.
Women 18 or older are eligible to attend this workshop which begins at 8:30 a.m. at Kensington’s Farm Learning Center. A $60 registration fee includes instruction in all sessions, program materials and lunch. Registration deadline is June 14. Enrollment is limited to 40 participants.
During the workshop, participants learn basic paddle strokes and safety, and paddle kayaks on the Huron River. They learn how to safely use a bow and arrow and get target practice. The camping session offers tips for organizing camping gear and properly setting up a campsite. The group will learn safety measures for climbing and techniques to help them reach the top of the park's 25-foot rock-climbing tower.
The workshop is sponsored by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program in conjunction with Eastern Mountain Sports, Heavner’s Canoe Rental, Safari Club International, Looking Up, Inc. and Huron-Clinton Metroparks.
To receive more information and request a registration form, contact Kensington Metropark at 248-685-1561, and ask for Sherrie Borchardt at extension 5446, or visit the DNR Web site at www.michigan.gov/dnr.
Across Michigan, numerous BOW programs are offered this year. To see the current calendar of events, visit the DNR Web site or contact Lynn Marla, DNR Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Coordinator, at email@example.com.