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Becoming an Outdoors-Woman

NOTE: Registration is open through to the end of the day on Friday, August 11th. 

Registration will be a mail-in process this year (not an online form)  All the relevant documents for this process will be posted on July16th. You will need to print documents, fill them out, and then mail in with a check for payment. Applications will be processed by the order they come to us in the mail. We will use those postmarks to set the order of applications received to then populate classes. We ask that you pay the course fee when you submit the application. 

We are again offering limited scholarships for applicants with financial need. 


Attn: Mitch Ingold / BOW Coordinator, IL Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Recreation, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702

Make check or money order payable to: Illinois Conservation Foundation

Fall 2023

Touch of Nature Environmental Center / Giant City State Park