Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Missouri Outdoors

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Missouri Outdoors

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WOW Offers A Walk On The Wild Side

Take a walk on the wild side this summer with a five-day exploration into the Wonders of the Outdoor World (WOW).

WOW, the National Outdoor Recreation and Conservation School, is designed to teach the basics of safe and ethical participation in outdoor recreational activities and conservation programs. The outdoor skills school, sponsored by The Missouri Department of Conservation, the University of Missouri, the Mark Twain National Forest and Bass Pro Shops, will give participants an opportunity to combine five days in southwest Missouri with fun and informative lessons about the outdoors. WOW is scheduled for Aug. 2-6 on the Drury College campus. Comprehensive courses on everything from Missouri rocks, to nature photography to hunting and fishing skills are available. Other courses include Beginning Archery, Field Archery, Beginning Canoeing, Kayaking, Family Camping, Basic Field Ecology, Caves and Recreational Caving, Exploring Life in Streams, Hypothermia and Nature Journaling. A complete course listing is included in WOW registration packets. WOW participants are responsible for their lodging. Dormitory style lodging on the Drury campus is available. Rooms may be booked for Saturday through Tuesday for $60 per person. In addition to lodging you will receive breakfast Sunday through Tuesday, bed sheets, a pillow case, one blanket and access to the physical recreation center. You must furnish your own pillows and towels. Registration for the outdoor skills school is $150 per person 11 and o lder. That fee includes handout materials, transportation to selected program sites, four lunches and two dinners. A separate day camp is available for children under age 11 for $35 per day. Pre-registration is required for both WOW and the day camp. Request registration materials from: Wonders of the Outdoor World c/o Bass Pro Shops, 1935 S. Campbell, Springfield, MO 65898. Or call (417) 832-9019. …

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