The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites women to discover nature at a weekend workshop in June.

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites women to discover nature at a weekend workshop in June.

The Discover Nature — Women Outdoor Skills Workshop will take place Saturday, June 3 to Sunday, June 4, at Mark Twain Lake State Park, near Perry.

MDC will partner with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Missouri State Highway Patrol and Whitetails Unlimited to offer a safe and friendly environment where women experience hands-on outdoor skills training at the beginner level.

Taught by a team of longtime professionals, outdoor skills activities will include archery, shotgun and rifle shooting, Dutch oven cooking, fishing, nature crafts, geocaching, kayaking and safe boat operation on the lake.

While the workshop is designed for women 18 years and older, girls between the ages of 14 and 17 are also welcome if accompanied by an adult woman.

Space is limited for this special outdoors opportunity, and participants must preregister by Monday, May 15 by submitting the online registration form at the following link, http://short.mdc.mo.gov/ZiJ .

To learn more about the Discover Nature — Women Summer Workshop, or to have the registration link emailed, contact MDC Outdoor Skills Specialist Rob Garver at 660-785-2420, or Rob.Garver@mdc.mo.gov .

For more information on other upcoming events, visit www.mdc.mo.gov/events .