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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JUNE 1, 2023 – The Women in Nature organization will host an event Saturday, June 17 at Finger Lakes State Park for ladies 10 years old and up. The event will last from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and consists of outdoor activities taught solely by women. All experience levels are welcome. Children 10 to 14 must be accompanied by a guardian.

Activities include:

Archery/Atlatl: Archery is a time-honored sport that is growing in popularity. In this course that combines archery with an introduction to atlatl throwing, you are bound to learn something new. These activities are not only good fun but good exercise and now you can learn how they're done. This course will cover archery and atlatl safety, ethics, shooting techniques and equipment selection. Participants will receive personal instruction and adequate time to practice what they learn.

Kayaking: Learn the basics of flatwater kayaking, including areas such as equipment, entry and exit techniques, strokes, safety, water and wind. By the end of the class, you’ll feel more comfortable on the water, better understand the safety risks around you and have more fun. Participants will have time to practice and explore.
Registration is $10 and there is a maximum of 20 participants. Participants can register at When you get to the registration website, enter the event date in the Choose Date box. The classes that are currently open for registration will be displayed. Registration closes five weeks after the registration open date. All slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

If a class is full, you will have the option to register for the wait list. If you register for the wait list and a spot becomes available, you will be contacted to get registered if you are still interested. If you have any questions, please email or

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Finger Lakes State Park is located at 1505 E. Peabody Road in Columbia. For more information about the event, call the park at 573-443-5315.

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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