ODNR Launches New Ohio Outdoor Women’s Adventures Weekend
Register now for hands-on paddling, powerboating, fishing and nature courses for women only
COLUMBUS, OH - The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has opened registration for the inaugural Ohio Women’s Outdoor Adventures weekend hosted by the ODNR Division of Watercraft.
The weekend will take place August 22-24, 2014, at the newly remodeled Burr Oak State Park resort in the southeast Ohio town of Glouster. Burr Oak State Park blends luxury, modern conveniences with the wilderness spirit of Ohio. The 2,593-acre park offers a stunning lake, wooded hills and valley farms.
Ohio Women’s Outdoor Adventures is open to all women, even girls 12 or older accompanied a parent or guardian. The workshops focus on a variety of outdoor skills. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to operate and trailer a power boat, hone their skills in kayaks and canoes, or try the latest watersport – stand up paddleboarding.
Other activities include archery, geocaching, and fishing, as well as optional activities like bonfires, night hikes, and a BB gun range.
A registration fee of $195 covers all workshops, plus two nights lodging (choose from resort lodge suites or cottages), five meals, and snacks. The program is first-come, first-served, and is limited to 80 participants.
For more information, registration and a schedule of events, visit the event webpage at watercraft.ohiodnr.gov/owoa or contact Boating Education Coordinator, Officer Valerie Cox, at 614-265-6652 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teachers can educate students about Ohio’s number one industry, enter to win a field trip for your classroom, and help students build their college funds by participating in the state’s Ag is Cool! program.
Students of all ages (K-12) can participate in a creative expression art contest. It’s simple and fun! Students can paint a picture, make a video, take a picture, or submit a creative illustration of why they think Ohio agriculture is cool! They can win prizes and get into the Ohio State Fair for FREE! Enter today and your winning student may meet the Governor at the 2014 Ohio State Fair.
In addition, all 4th grade teachers can apply to win a field trip for their classroom! Start by signing up to receive a free admission voucher at www.ohioagriculture.gov/agiscool, then visit the Ag is Cool! stations during the Ohio State Fair (July 23 – Aug. 3). There, they can enter a random drawing for a chance to win big!
Students of all ages and grades can learn about agriculture at the interactive Ag is Cool! stations at the Ohio State Fair, but 4th grade students (during the 2013-2014 year) can get in free and enter to win one of four $500 scholarships.
The Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Farm Bureau, Ohio State Fair and the buckeye state’s agricultural commodity groups are co-sponsors for the “Agriculture is Cool” program. For a complete listing of forms, rules and other details, visit the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s website at: www.agri.ohio.gov, or call Lori Panda at 614-466-8798.
Please click on the following link to view the Ag is Cool! video: http://youtu.be/EQNoeJyxtlA.
There's still time to register for this amazing event, but you must act FAST! Registration closes on October 31st!
The conference features outstanding young people sharing their interest and
knowledge of birds, but the conference is NOT just for young people.
Adults are encouraged to attend, and we guarantee that you will learn a lot and come away feeling inspired!
· Adult Registration Fee - $20
· Student Registration Fee - $10
· And that includes a catered lunch, too!
To download a registration form or register using paypal,
please visit the OYBC WEBSITE.
You may also register by calling
Black Swamp Bird Observatory at (419) 898-4070
We have an awesome group of young birders who will be speaking
at this year’s conference. We guarantee you will leave knowing more about birds than you did when you arrived, and that you will feel the dedication these dynamic young people have for birds and bird conservation.
Master of Ceremony: Jacob Stinnett
Keynote Speaker: Aspen Ellis
Title: Three Months, Three Showers, and Countless Data Sheets:
A Summer in Seabird Field Research Off The Coast of Maine
Speaker: Nathan Martineau
Title: The Merits of Local Birding
Speaker: Stephen Bischoff
Title: Daily Development of Tree Swallows (Tachycineta bicolor) and
Eastern Bluebirds (Sialia sialis) Using Photography and Weight Measurements
Speaker: May Martineau
Title: Water, Paints, and Paper: How Birds Inspired My Art
Speaker: Bill Davis and the Toledo ZooTeens
Title: Toledo ZooTeens: Who We Are, What We Do, & How To Become One
Young Birders Assisting Kenn Kaufman with this year's Bird Photo ID Quiz include:
Kayla Parry, Clare Jusdanis, and Sarah Seeley
Optional activities from 8:15-10:00 AM include:
· A behind the scenes tour of the Zoo Aviary or Herpetology Room
· Nestbox building near the registration area
Please meet at the OYBC Conference registration area inside the Museum of Science building for tours.
Opening remarks begin at 10:30 AM.
Tickets for AWESOME optics raffle prizes will be available for purchase at the registration table.
All proceeds from the raffles benefit the OYBC
There will also be FREE OPTICS door prize drawings for all youth attendees
This year we'll also offer Fledgling Corner - with bird-related crafts and activites for the little 'birds' in your family!
If you have any questions about the conference, please contact
Kate Zimmerman at email@example.com or by calling 419-898-4070.
* The Conference is also supported by a grant from Midwest Birding Symposium
A hands-on, exploratory, week-long workshop… in the woods!
July 22-27, 2012
Spend five days at Cuyahoga Valley National Park working with a team of naturalists, writers, artists and teachers in the humanities to enhance your writing and teaching through an appreciation of the natural world.
More info here: http://www.otterbein.edu/readingtheearth
Northwest Ohio's Leave No Child Inside