USU Extension hosts “Becoming an Outdoorswoman” workshops
By Julene Reese
The Utah State University Extension is hosting the “Becoming an Outdoorswoman” (BOW) Teaching Skills Workshops August 25-27 at the Holmstead Ranch Resort in central Utah. Intended for women aged 18 and over, the workshops focus on outdoor activities in an environment conducive to learning, meeting people and having fun.
During the three-day event, women can choose to learn a variety of outdoor skills, including rock climbing, abseiling, gun safety, rifle shooting, archery, outdoor photography, outdoor cooking, backpacking/hiking, Leave No Trace principles, camping, hunting, fishing and more.
Andrea Schmutz, assistant professor at USU Extension in Washington County and local program organizer, said the workshops are for everyone, including beginners hoping to learn new skills, those who know how to do some activities but would like to try something new, and those who enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded individuals.
“BOW is an incredible educational program, and we’re thrilled to be able to bring this national program to Utah,” she said. “We hope to empower women to feel comfortable participating in outdoor activities, to enjoy the physical and mental health benefits of spending time outdoors, and to feel confident in learning about new skills.
The registration link and information are available at https://bowutah.eventbrite.com. The cost is $350 to $400 per person, depending on accommodation. Registration closes August 4. For more information, contact Schmutz at [email protected] or (435) 817-6373.