Discover Nature - Women

Learn More, Do More, Enjoy More

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Don't let inexperience keep you from enjoying Missouri's great outdoors. Women 14 years and older can gain the skills and confidence to pursue outdoor activities alone or with friends and family. Regional Discover Nature Women events occur throughout the year, allowing you to participate in a local workshop almost any time. Many of these events are hunts that include in-depth clinics addressing wildlife biology, regulations, firearm training and safety, specific hunting-method training, as well as cleaning and care of the game. Find a Discover Nature Women workshop near you.

 

Women's Summer Worshop

Three days of outdoor fun

Get hands-on training on many popular activities, such as fishing, canoeing, archery and shooting sports May 29 – 31, 2015.

  • For women 18 years and older.
  • Girls ages 14-17 also are welcome when accompanied by an adult woman.
  • Reservation deadline: April 24, 2015

Courses

  • Archery
  • Basic Hunting
  • Canoeing
  • Plant, Animal, and Tree Identification
  • Introduction to Firearms
  • Camping
  • Fishing Fundamentals
  • Fly Tying
  • Map and Compass
  • Shotgun Shooting

Workshop Details

Location

Windermere Baptist Conference Center in Roach, Missouri

Payment

MDC workshop deposit fee is $20 per person.

There is no deposit fee for young women aged 14–17 when registered with an adult. However, participants aged 14–17 must comply with the following:

  • Pay Windermere for room and meal costs.
  • Be accompanied at workshops by the adult with whom they are registered.
  • Present a consent form signed by the parent(s) or guardian.

Your deposit fee will be refunded when you check in at the MDC registration table. Deposit fees will be returned only to registered participants in attendance.

Accommodations

Participants are responsible for making room and meal reservations with Windermere at 573-346-5200 or 800-346-2215. Accommodation prices will vary with the number of participants per room.

Use or possession of alcoholic beverages or illicit drugs, firearms, and fireworks is forbidden on Windermere property.

Meal costs are listed below. Please work with Windermere to arrange for your meals. We usually begin the weekend with lunch on Friday and end with lunch on Sunday.

MDC will be providing Saturday dinner at no cost to you.

  • Breakfast: $5.50 each
  • Lunch: $7.00 each
  • Dinner: $8.25 each

Special needs

In compliance with the American Disabilities Act, this program will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate people with special needs. Please include a letter with your registration form describing any special needs you have.

Discover Nature - Women Events

Location: August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area
Date: Aug 02, 2016 08:00 am - Aug 02, 2016 08:30 am

(12 and up)
Escaping to the great outdoors does wonders for your health physically and mentally so switch up your routine and take your cardio outside! Every Tuesday morning for the month of August join us for an easy going run as we explore a different area of Busch each week! Reservations begin July 26, please call 636-441-4554, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

Reserve by Aug 01, 2016
Location: Runge Nature Center
Date: Aug 11, 2016 06:00 pm - Aug 11, 2016 08:00 pm

Registration required (adult, women) Archery is a lifetime sport, enjoyed by all. This is an opportunity for women of various ages to learn a new skill or perhaps revisit an old one We will provide all necessary equipment and instructors for an evening of shooting. This program is based on the National Archery in the Schools Program. 573-526-5544

Reserve by Aug 11, 2016
Location: Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery
Date: Aug 13, 2016 08:00 am - Aug 13, 2016 08:30 am

Reservations Required. Families, ages 12 and above.
Join us as we go back in time to discover what plants and animals were used for food during by soldiers and citizens over 150 years ago. You will be amazed at the variety of foods that people relied on. In addition to an indoor portion, we will take a short hike to find some of these wild edible plants that are still food for humans today. Bring a bottle of water and hiking shoes.

Reserve by Aug 12, 2016
Location: August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area
Date: Aug 16, 2016 08:00 am - Aug 16, 2016 08:30 am

(12 and up)
Escaping to the great outdoors does wonders for your health physically and mentally so switch up your routine and take your cardio outside! Every Tuesday morning for the month of August join us for an easy going run as we explore a different area of Busch each week! Reservations begin July 26, please call 636-441-4554, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

Reserve by Aug 15, 2016
Location: Lake City Range
Date: Aug 20, 2016 08:00 am - Aug 20, 2016 11:30 am

Registration required. (Women 18+) Thinking about introducing a firearm into your home? This course is designed specifically for women who are interested in gaining knowledge about firearms. Topics discussed will include introducing a firearm into the home, basic marksmanship, and laws regarding ownership of firearms. To register or for more information, call 816-249-3194.

Reserve by Aug 11, 2016
Location: August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area
Date: Aug 23, 2016 08:00 am - Aug 23, 2016 08:30 am

(12 and up)
Escaping to the great outdoors does wonders for your health physically and mentally so switch up your routine and take your cardio outside! Every Tuesday morning for the month of August join us for an easy going run as we explore a different area of Busch each week! Reservations begin July 26, please call 636-441-4554, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

Reserve by Aug 22, 2016
Location: August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area
Date: Aug 27, 2016 08:30 am - Aug 27, 2016 09:30 am

(12 and up)
The August A. Busch Memorial CA is more than just a great fishin’ hole! The area has many great trails and wildlife viewing opportunities just waiting to be explored. Join us for a Naturalist led 2-mile hike on the scenic Busch Hiking/Biking Trail. This relatively flat and easy going hike offers beautiful wooded scenery and close up exploration of old TNT storage bunkers from the early 1940’s!Reservations begin Aug 15, please call 636-441-4554, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

Reserve by Aug 26, 2016
Location: August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area
Date: Aug 30, 2016 08:00 am - Aug 30, 2016 08:30 am

(12 and up)
Escaping to the great outdoors does wonders for your health physically and mentally so switch up your routine and take your cardio outside! Every Tuesday morning for the month of August join us for an easy going run as we explore a different area of Busch each week! Reservations begin July 26, please call 636-441-4554, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

Reserve by Aug 29, 2016
Location: Lake City Range
Date: Sep 10, 2016 08:00 am - Sep 10, 2016 04:30 pm

Registration required. (Women 18+) This program is a safe and fun way for like-minded women to enjoy a day of shooting in a friendly, safe environment. This all-day event will cover everything from rifles and pistols to shotguns and archery. It is a great way to introduce you and others to the shooting sports. The one-on-one coaching offered by Lake City staff will give you the support needed to obtain the skills of a basic shooter and give you a better understanding of what the shooting sports can offer. This class fills up quickly, so call as soon as registration opens! To register or for more information, call 816-249-3194.

Reserve by Sep 03, 2016
Location: Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center
Date: Oct 01, 2016 12:00 pm - Oct 02, 2016 04:00 pm

Women’s Overnight
October 1 • Saturday • NOON – October 2 • Sunday • 4 PM
Registration begins September 15 (ages 12+)
Fall is a wonderful time to go camping; the days are warm and clear while the evenings are cool and crisp. We want to share the joys of fall camping with you! We’ll learn how to build a fire, cook outdoors, paddle a canoe, and cast a line. We’ll camp out weather permitting (there is other shelter if necessary). Girls 12-17 welcome with a female adult.

Reserve by Oct 01, 2016

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