By attending a OWU event you help to promote our mission as an organization dedicated to providing women and families with the education and the excitement of the outdoor experience through teaching outdoor life skills, sharing the knowledge of our natural resources, while building self esteem, strengthening individual character, and promoting self-reliance in a safe and professional environment.


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Alabama Becoming an Outdoors Woman Workshop

March 7, 2014 - March 9, 2014


BOW is a three day workshop designed for women ages 18 years or older. The workshop offers hands-on instruction in a fun and non-threatening learning environment. Participants choose from over 50 courses such as backyard wildlife, rock climbing, camp cooking, map and compass, camping, mountain biking, shooting sports (pistol, rifle, shotgun, muzzle loader, as well as gun safety), fishing, hunting, canoeing, nature photography, nature crafts, archery, ATV handling, bird watching, motor boat handling, and more.

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman is held twice each year at the Alabama 4H Center near Columbiana in Shelby County. The cost for the weekend adventure is $225 and covers meals, lodging, program materials and instruction. All instructional equipment is provided.

Like BOW, the Beyond BOW events offer hands-on instruction in a fun and non-threatening learning environment. Beyond BOW, as the name implies, takes you beyond, or to the next level, as you strive to sharpen your skills.  While it is not required that you’ve attended a BOW Workshop, it is recommended. Beyond BOWs may take place in one day, or occur over a weekend in different parts of the beautiful state of Alabama.

BOW and Beyond BOW offerings are made possible by a cooperative effort between the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and our foundation, the Alabama Conservation & Natural Resources Foundation, Inc. (ACRNF, Inc.).


Alabama 4H Center
Columbiana, AL United States


Sylvia Payne, Coordinator