Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' Becoming an Outdoors Woman Program (BOW) is sponsoring several workshops this spring and summer.

The following classes are designed for adult women but are open to anyone 18 years of age and older who has a desire to learn new skills:

    • A Muzzle Loader and Primitive Skills weekend workshop near Thompson Falls on June 4 and 5.  Participants will experience an 1800’s style mountain man camp and learn to shoot a muzzle loader, throw tomahawks, start a fire with flint and steel and learn about Dutch oven cooking.  The registration fee of $85 includes two nights camping and some meals.  A limited number of spaces are available to sleep in a teepee, lean-to or wall tent for an additional $15.
  • Nature Journaling classes will be held at two locations: at Greenough Park in Missoula on June 12 and at the Montana Wild Education Center near Spring Meadow Lake State Park in Helena on July 17. Before the advent of modern photography, nature was recorded in words and illustrations. This class will explore how to capture not only the physical presence of our experiences in nature, but also the journalists’ feelings and interpretations. The one-day class is open to beginner and experienced nature journalists.  The registration fee of $15 will include some art supplies.