Wonders of Wildlife on tap this weekend
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.