Registration opens for Michigan women’s outdoor program

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Registration has opened for the winter “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” program in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

The state Department of Natural Resources sponsors the annual event, which is scheduled for Feb. 22-24 in Marquette County.

It’s for women ages 18 and older who want to improve their outdoors skills in a relaxed, noncompetitive atmosphere.

Instruction is available in activities such as cross-country skiing, archery, winter camping, ice fishing, fly tying, winter biking, wilderness first aid, wood-burning and snowshoeing.

Participants stay at the Bay Cliff Health Camp near Big Bay.

The $200 registration fee includes all food and lodging, plus most equipment and supplies. Scholarships are available on a limited basis.