Women Outdoors Skills & Experience Program

Outdoor Safety and Introduction to Map & Compass

The goal of the Women’s Outdoor Safety and Introduction to Map & Compass workshop will educate participants on the basics of safe and responsible outdoor recreation with the goal of increasing awareness and self-confidence in the outdoors. The workshop will foster a deeper connection and respect for the nature and wildlife of our local parks, mountains, greenspaces and access to public lands.

The first part of the workshop includes basic outdoor safety (assessing, trip plan, the essentials, gear and the day pack demo/ display), the second part of the workshop is the intro to basic map and compass navigation. Participants will learn about basic map reading, the parts and pieces of a compass and how to use both of them. Participants will do two fun, practical exercises to integrate the teachings into knowledge, in a safe, supportive outdoor space. Participants will also be eligible to win prizes from our sponsors, such as a backpack filled with survival gear from Bass Pro Shops! 

Next workshop dates:

  • Saturday, November 13th, 9 am – 1 pm. SOLD OUT!

Location: UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest, Maple Ridge

Cost: $80

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Introduction to Basic Small Game Prep

Introduction to Basic Small Game Prep

This new and exciting 3-hour workshop will introduce basic small game preparation and butchering skills to help you make the most of your harvest!

Join us and our instructor, Tiffany Bader, for a fun, educational and informative workshop where you will gain a basic understanding of how to prepare, process, break down and utilize your small game harvest.

Some of the topics covered will include: field dressing, skinning, plucking feathers, butchery basics – cutting whole animal into smaller pieces and maximizing the harvest by using as much as possible.

Participants will receive a workshop handout with recipes and cooking tips to take away from the class!

Next workshop dates:

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