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Women can learn outdoor sports at the DNR’s Winter Workshop near Sandstone

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 at 7:12 am

Learning by doing is the focus of a weekend-long Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) workshop in February that provides women the opportunity to discover the enjoyment of winter sports in a fun and supportive atmosphere.

Whether jigging for panfish, learning how to mush a team of dogs or being introduced to snowshoeing techniques, the DNR Becoming An Outdoors Woman (BOW) program’s annual winter workshop will be fun for all. The workshop is Friday, Feb. 26, through Sunday, Feb. 28, at the Audubon Environmental Learning Center near Sandstone. The program is for women ages 14 and older.

“The winter workshop provides a unique opportunity to try out different winter sports in a supportive atmosphere,” said Linda Bylander, BOW coordinator. “Prior experience doesn’t matter. A desire to discover the fun and excitement of doing these of doing these activities does.”

Participants select their three favorite activities from a list of classes including dog mushing, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, quillwork, archery, ice fishing and winter hiking.

Lodging, meals, instruction, equipment and evening entertainment are all included in the workshop fee. Registrations are accepted by calling the Audubon Environmental Learning Center at 888-404-7743.

More information about the winter workshop and other BOW offerings is available on the DNR Web site or by calling the DNR Information Center at 651-296-6157 or toll-free 888-646-6367 and requesting a printed copy of events.

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