Thanks for staying with us in spirit these last two years!

WOW returned to teaching with its June 25th OUTDOOR SKILLS 101 event!

Any 2022 in-person offerings will be small and totally outdoor.  We will adhere to our covid policy which focuses on the well-being of our instructors, participants, and community at large. While we know there may be no way to assure a covid-free event, we feel this policy will make it more likely the only things you take home at the end of the day are knowledge and friendship. As pandemic conditions change, we will consider any revisions. Thank you for your cooperation. 


We look forward to seeing you in the outdoors!

Welcome to Washington Outdoor Women (WOW), a program of the Washington Wildlife Federation. Our program is celebrating it’s 23rd year and offers hands-on workshops dedicated to teaching women and girls traditional outdoor wilderness skills in relevant settings.

WOW Workshops connect women and girls to the outdoors and provide unforgettable experiences for all skill levels. Our instructors teach 20 different skills that have outdoor applications, from fly fishing to archery to map reading and so much more.

Through our workshops together, we gain a deeper respect for the outdoors and become responsible stewards of our state’s natural resources. We encourage you to join us!

Wander and Wonder with WOW!
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Weekend Workshop

WOW’s signature Fall workshop spans from a Friday afternoon to a Sunday afternoon, offering up to 21 different courses.

One-Day Workshops


WOW offers several one-day focused workshops throughout the year to drill down on particular outdoor skills.


WOW is an outdoor skills education program of the Washington Wildlife Federation.