Wonders of Wildlife on tap this weekend

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Roaring River State Park will host its 15th annual Wonders of Wildlife (WOW) outdoor recreation and conservation school on Oct. 5, 6 and 7.

WOW is a hands-on learning experience for peo- ple of all ages, skill levels and interests. The classes teach basic skills for families and individuals to help them enjoy outdoor activities in a safe, responsible manner.

Classes cover such topics as: beginning fly fishing, archery, shotgun shooting, blacksmithing, rock climbing, Dutch oven cooking, nature crafts, photography, primitive shelters and fire-building, wild caving, canoeing, fish cleaning and cooking, GPS instruction, high ropes challenge, paddle- boarding, fly tying, kayaking, penny rug-making, rappelling, slacklining, nature woodwork- ing, stream ecology, day pack- ing, geo-caching and backyard landscaping for birds and wildlife.

Registration fees are $60 per person and cover in- struction, use of some equip- ment, Saturday evening dinner and a long-sleeved T- shirt. Transportation and lodging are not included.

To find a complete list of courses offered, visit WOW at www.wonder- sofwildlife.org.

Registration materials are available online at mostateparks.com/wow.htm.

For information on classes that still have open- ings, contact Wonders of Wildlife at 417-225-1118 or at 417-225-1131.

For information on campsite availability and costs, contact Roaring River State Park at 847-3742.

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