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Special Programs

Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW)

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, muzzleloader, as well as gun safety), fishing, hunting, canoeing, nature photography, nature crafts, archery, ATV handling, bird watching, motor boat handling, and more.

Photo Contest

Enter the Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest and you may see your photos in the magazine! See entry rules here. lily


Archery in the Schools

The goal of this program is to provide middle school children with the ingredients to become involved in a life skill that has no barriers.  Unlike many school activities, students of all sizes can easily be involved in archery. Archery allows students to be taught a safe, lifetime skill they can practice almost anywhere.
Coach Ron Ashley of Floyd Middle Magnet School and a student learning the basics of Olympic style archery.

Waterfowl Stamp Art Contest
Alabama artists can celebrate the New Year by entering the Alabama Waterfowl Stamp art contest, which opens January 1 of each year.








Kids Community Fishing Day

An Alabama Step Outside™ Program
Lake Lurleen - June 2007  

Creek Kids
Maurice Jackson at Creek Kids
School groups in grades 4 through 8 are introduced to environmental concepts concerning the need of clean water for aquatic animals. Students and teachers wade into Bubbling Spring and a creek at Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park for a hands-on experience with native fish and invertebrates.
Participants get an extensive overview of the watershed via a train ride to see the impact of a mill dam on fish passage. Students manipulate an EnviroScape, an interactive educational model that illustrates how pollution can move into the aquatic environment. The final portion of the field trip consists of a visit to the Iron and Steel Museum of Alabama where students learn about Alabama’s iron industry.

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