Posts Tagged ‘Becoming an Outdoors-Woman’

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Become a (virtual) woodswoman

BOW BannerDEC’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) will host a fall BOW Virtual Workshop September 21, 2020 – September 25, 2020. This event is free to participate.

Each evening, starting at 6:30 p.m., we will have a one-hour webinar introducing you to a new outdoor skill!

Virtual classes will include:

  • Food Preservation
  • Intro to Bowhunting
  • Fish and Game Cooking
  • Q & A Panel with Women Who Hunt and more!

Registration now open.

For more information on the workshop and other topics like this, sign up for the BOW newsletter, visit the BOW webpage, or contact BOW NY for more information.


Saturday, June 15, 2019

26th Annual ‘Becoming an Outdoors-Woman’ Workshop

becoming an outdoors womanRegistration for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) 26th annual Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop opens Monday, June 17.

The BOW workshop will be held from Sept. 13-15, 2019, at the Silver Bay YMCA Conference and Family Retreat Center on Lake George in the Adirondacks. » Continue Reading.


Friday, March 30, 2018

Saranac Lake Area Map and Compass Training

becoming and outdoors womanBecoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) instructors, and licensed outdoor guides Sheila and Sonny Young are set to hold a “Become Skilled with Map and Compass” workshop on April 6, 2018 in the Saranac Lake area.

This one-day class is open to women and men. The cost is $85. » Continue Reading.


Monday, January 22, 2018

Women’s GPS, Map, Compass, Training Set For Tupper

bow wilderness campingBecoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) instructors Sheila Young and Lynn Malerba are offering map, compass, and GPS training classes for women.

The classes, called Nav 202, are a 2.5-day, women-only, introductory, hands-on course focusing on navigation techniques using a GPS, USGS map, orienteering compass, and Garmin BaseCamp digital mapping program.

All classes take place February 23-25, 2018 in Tupper Lake. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Survey

DEC LogoDr. Ann Herda-Rapp (Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of Wisconsin – Marathon County) and Dr. Joy James (Department of Recreation Management and Physical Education, Appalachian State University) are conducting a survey of Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) participants to better understand how the BOW program affects women, their lives and their relationships with the out-of-doors.

Ann previously conducted research on BOW participants in Florida, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Wisconsin in 2004-2006. Dr. Herda-Rapp is also a past BOW participant.

Those who have ever participated in a Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop, in any state or Canadian province, may help by taking the survey. (10-15 minutes.) The survey will be available at this link until December 10.



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