Discover Nature through MDC Women’s Outdoor-Skills Weekend

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites women to have a weekend of fun while learning various outdoor skills at its annual Discover Nature--Women Summer Workshop. The weekend of hands-on learning will be May 29-31 at the Windermere Baptist Conference Center in Roach along Lake of the Ozarks. Registration deadline is April 24.

The workshop provides a safe and friendly environment where women learn hands-on outdoor-skills at the beginner level by selecting a group of four courses from the following offerings: archery, basic hunting, canoeing, introduction to firearms, plant-animal-tree identification, camping, fishing fundamentals, fly tying, map and compass reading, and shotgun shooting. First time participants are encouraged to attend the program a second year to complete four additional courses.

The special weekend is targeted to women 18 years and older, along with young women age 14-17 when accompanied by a woman 18 years or older. The workshop is free, but a $20 deposit is required at the time of registration and will be refunded at check in. There is no deposit fee for young women aged 14–17 when registered with an adult.

Participants are responsible for making room and meal reservations directly with Windermere by contacting 573-346-5200 or 800-346-2215, or online at Various lodging options are available at the Windermere Conference Center including lodge, motel, cabin, and camping. Accommodation prices will vary with the number of guests per room.

To register, go online to and download the brochure for full course descriptions and registration form. For more information, call 573-522-4115, ext. 3808.