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Iowa Becoming an Outdoors - Woman

May 3, 2019

Rachel Ladd ( )
PZAZZ! Convention & Event Center, 3001 Winegard Dr

Interested in learning outdoor skills associated with hunting, fishing and general outdoor pursuits? Join us for a women's only weekend in Burlington this May! 

This workshop is all about introducing new participants to the outdoors and building social support networks so skills learned can be applied to other outdoor opportunities throughout the year! The Iowa DNR is hosting the event in partnership with the Greater Burlington Convention and Visitors Bureau, Des Moines County Conservation Board, Aldo Leopold Pheasants Forever Chapter and Parkside Brewing Company. 

Workshop courses include wilderness survival, outdoor photography, intro to archery, kayaking basics, orienteering, pistol basics, Dutch oven cooking, kayak fishing, explore bowhunting, backpacking and hiking, intro to fishing, canning, wild game, and fish care, boater education and more. Attendees taking intro to fishing, kayak fishing or talking turkey hunt are required to have purchased a valid Iowa license prior to arrival.

A Friday evening auto tour through Heritage Hill National Historic District will highlight many architectural periods and styles in nearly 160 structures in the northern sector of downtown Burlington, and its most famous landmark, Snake Alley.

A Friday night reception, sponsored by Aldo Leopold Pheasants Forever Chapter and Parkside Brewing, will connect Iowa's wild pheasant population and bees, and pollinators role in the art of brewing.

The cost of the workshop is $330 (single occupancy), $280 (double occupancy), and $250 (no lodging) before March 29. After March 29, registration is $300 and will not include lodging. The fee includes program materials, equipment, lodging, and meals. Enrollment is limited to 115 participants. A limited number of $140 scholarships are available.

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