Outdoor Women at Big OaksJune 11th, 2016
Outdoor Women at Big Oaks June 11th
Registration Form Course Descriptions What to Bring Poster
Big Oaks Conservation Society (BOCS) and Big Oaks NWR are hosting this outdoor learning event just for women on June 11, 2016 (7:45 AM to 4:45 PM). The event will be held at Big Oaks NWR. Outdoor Women at Big Oaks (OWBO) is a one-day event designed to offer women ages 12 and over the opportunity to gain valuable in-the-field skills and knowledge in an environment that encourages fun and success in the outdoors. This exciting program will target women of all ages who want to learn outdoor skills and outdoors appreciation through courses addressing such topics as fly fishing, kayaking, canoeing, bird watching, archery, shooting, and much more! All activities begin and end at the beautiful and historic Old Timbers Lodge. The event is organized by women for women who want to expand their outdoor skills in a fun, supportive environment. The Registration form is available here. Help publicize the event by printing out and placing this poster on community bulletin boards.
Your registration fee includes: choice of 4 courses, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments, use of equipment and supplies, and the day's Entrance Permit to Big Oaks NWR
Early Bird Registration Deadline (before May 7): $45.00 for BOCS members; $55.00 for non-members; $60.00 for BOCS membership & event registration; $35.00 women age 12-22 (those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult).
Registration (May 8 - May 28th or until capacity is full; capacity is limited to the first 110 registrations): $70.00
COURSE SELECTIONS: Classes will be assigned on a first-registered, first-enrolled basis. Courses include: Archery, Backpacking and Camping, Backyard Monarch Conservation, Become an Indiana Naturalist, Beekeeping, Beginners Outdoor Yoga, Bird Watching, Basic Kayaking/Canoeing, Firearm Familiarity, Advanced Fishing, Fly Fishing, Geology, Going Green, Got Bugs?, Home Food Preservation, Hyper Tufa Trough Making, Fungus Among Us!, Intro to Muzzleloaders, North American Predators, Outdoor Dutch Oven Cooking & Open Fire Cooking, Outdoor Photography, Seed Banks, Self Defense, Sporting Clay Shooting, Skins Game, Tomahawk Throwing, Wild Botanicals, Wild Game Foods, Wilderness Survival, Intro to Wildlife Rehab, Wood Working. Description of courses are available here. See this for information on what to bring/wear for the event.
You have the opportunity to take 4 classes; each 1 hour 20 minutes session is basic and will give you an introductory overview of the topic with varying amounts of hands-on experience. There will be a 10 minute break during and between each session. We will do everything possible to make sure that you get to attend the sessions you most prefer. However, class sizes are limited per session. An e-mail (or mailed letter if e-mail is not available) will be sent to you confirming your selections. To ensure a course with family and/or friends, please rank and select the courses the same and mail all registrations together.
Every participant will be required to attend a safety and informational briefing from 8:10 a.m.–8:50 a.m.
**In arranging for a timely arrival to Big Oaks NWR on the day of the event, please allow 25 minutes travel time from the refuge entrance in order to reach Old Timbers Lodge. Signs will be posted at the refuge to direct you to the lodge.**
Outdoor Women at Big OaksOutdoor Women at Big Oaks held at Old Timbers Lodge on Saturday, June 11th.