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Wonders of Wildlife on tap Oct. 5-7

Friday, September 21, 2012

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

WOW is a hands-on learning experience for people 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 woodworking, stream ecology, day packing, geo-caching and back yard landscaping for birds and wildlife.

Registrations received after Sept. 15 will be accepted only if space is available and will be subject to a $10 late fee. Registration fees are $60 per person and covers instruction, use of some equipment, 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.wondersofwildlife.org.

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

For information on classes that still have openings, 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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