Minnesota DNR 'Becoming an Outdoors Woman Program' sets September workshop

Event offers outdoors skills for women age 14 and older. Scholarships are available.

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The Minnesota DNR's "Becoming an Outdoors Woman" program will hold an in-person fall workshop in September.
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LANESBORO, Minn. — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” program is back to having in-person events and workshops, with this fall’s workshop — the first since 2019 — scheduled for Sept. 9-11 at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center in southeastern Minnesota.

Registration opens in mid-June at . Cost is $195, but scholarships are available. “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” events are open to women ages 14 and up, but those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult woman.

This year's workshop focuses on the health benefits of being outdoors. The evening speaker is state park naturalist Sara Holger, a certified forest bathing instructor. Holger will speak on the health benefits of being in nature. She will also lead three forest-bathing classes during the weekend.

Additional classes include dog training; pheasant hunting; how to grow shiitake mushrooms; fly-fishing; archery; rifle and shotgun shooting; nature and birding hikes; Mystery Cave tours; and more. Fee includes two nights lodging; all meals, Friday dinner through Sunday lunch; evening programs; equipment; instruction in three classes; campfires; and more.

For more information on scholarships or about the workshop, email .

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