MDC invites women to discover nature at summer workshop June 3-4

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KIRKSVILLE, Mo. —The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites women to discover nature at a weekend workshop this June.  The Discover Nature – Women Outdoor Skills Workshop will take place June 3 – 4 at Mark Twain Lake State Park, near Perry. 

MDC will partner with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and Whitetails Unlimited to offer a safe and friendly environment where women experience hands-on outdoor skills training at the beginner level.

Taught by a team of longtime professionals, outdoor skills activities will include archery, shotgun and rifle shooting, Dutch oven cooking, fishing, nature crafts, geocaching, kayaking, and safe boat operation on the lake.

While the workshop is designed for women 18 years and older, girls ages 14-17 are also welcome if accompanied by an adult woman. 

Space is limited for this special outdoors opportunity, and participants must preregister by May 15 by submitting the online registration form at the following link,

To learn more about the Discover Nature – Women Summer Workshop, or to have the registration link emailed, contact MDC Outdoor Skills Specialist Rob Garver at (660)785-2420, or

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