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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, MAY 25, 2022 – Team members at Echo Bluff State Park invite women to participate in a dutch oven cooking class from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 9. This class is one of the "Women Outdoors" series of classes for women taught by women being held at Echo Bluff State Park and Current River State Park from April to September.

In this class participants will learn how to cook "wild" and store-bought dishes, including a vegetarian dish.

All equipment will be provided. Participants must be 16 years old to attend. Registration is required. For information on these series of classes or to register, contact Connie at 573-751-1224 or

Future classes include:

July 14: Kayaking, Current River State Park – meet at the upper lake.
Participants will learn basic skills and put them into practice during an interpretive nature tour around the lake. Participants are encouraged to bring their own personal flotation device if possible. 

Aug. 11: "Wild" Spa Night, Current River State Park – meet at the lodge.
Participants will learn to make foot and hand scrubs as well as rose water. Sweet treats will be served. 

Sept. 8: Nature Journaling, Echo Bluff State Park – meet at the Bluff Top Pavilion.
Participants will learn tips for nature journaling in the field and explore watercolor pencils and tonal paper. Bring your own journal if you have one. 

Echo Bluff State Park is located at 35244 Echo Bluff Drive, Eminence, in southeast Missouri. Current River State Park is located at 11053 County Road 19D in Salem. 

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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