Women in the Outdoors Offers Outdoor Activities in Finland, Minnesota
Women from all walks of life will have a chance to, among other things, mush through snow-covered trails, learn the fundamentals of winter photography and enjoy friendly fireplace gatherings. The Women in the Outdoors winter event takes place at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center in Finland, Minn., February 27-29.
"This weekend should be a great escape for Minnesota women," said Tara Olson, Women in the Outdoors regional coordinator. "There's not a lot going on here in the middle of February, and this event gives women the chance to get out and do something fun in the dead of winter."
Women in the Outdoors is a hands-on outdoor education program created by the National Wild Turkey Federation for women age 14 or older. Participants learn about a variety of outdoor activities in an environment that's non-competitive. At the Minnesota winter event, ladies can sign up for classes that range from dog sledding to learning to crochet their own polar fleece blankets. Other classes include; water color painting, snowmobiling, scrap booking, adventure ropes, knitting, Ojibwe snowshoeing and Tai Chi.
"We already have 100 people signed up," said Olson. "And it's such a varied mix of women. We've got younger girls in their 20s as well as middle-aged and older women. A lot of people are sending employees and friends to the weekend event as a gift. Women are coming from as far as Colorado, the upper peninsula of Michigan and Chicago."
In addition to the outdoor activities, there also will be a banquet, an auction and a raffle on Saturday evening. Meals will be provided throughout the weekend with a big breakfast served each morning.
For registration information, directions or information about the Women in the Outdoors program, contact event coordinator Shanda Paulson at (320) 983-2358 or regional coordinator Tara Olson at (651) 433-3416.
To learn more about the NWTF, call 1-800-THE-NWTF or visit the web site at www.nwtf.org.