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Becoming an Outdoors Woman Workshop Courses Offered Online

The Department of Fisheries and Land Resources says that volunteer instructors with the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop are bringing some of the program’s most popular topics indoors, with free online courses available June 6 and 7.

Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshops provide an opportunity for women to enhance their outdoor skills through a wide range of hands-on courses, including firearm use, outdoor survival and angling. Volunteer instructors share their expertise and provide instruction in a safe, supportive, and non-competitive atmosphere.

With COVID-19 restrictions preventing the usual hands-on training in a camp setting, participants may join instructors for free, online courses, including:

  • Beginner Butterfly Identification;

  • Fabulous Fungi and Friends;

  • Backcountry Navigation 101;

  • Exploring Newfoundland Plants: A Walk in the Woods & Beyond;

  • Gear 101: Tech, Tents & Stoves;

  • Wild Spring Edibles: Cultivation, Harvesting & Preserving;

  • Salmon Fishing 101; and

  • Firearm Safety and Storage.

Workshops are completely free and will run approximately 45 minutes with time for questions.

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