WIN: Women in Nature

10/9/2021 | Sam A. Baker State Park | Patterson, MO

Hey, ladies! Have you ever wanted to explore the great outdoors, but did not know where to begin? Come to Sam A. Baker State Park for Women in Nature’s full-day experience to learn some new skills, taught by all female instructors.

DATE: Oct. 9, 2021


9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Sam A Baker State Park. Directions and a map will be sent with the confirmation packet. 


Participants must be at least 10 years of age. Children 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. (Parent/Guardian does not have to participate, but must be there to provide adult supervision.)


  • Archery/atlatl (low*)
    This program will teach the basics of both archery and atlatl. Come and learn about the historical significance of atlatls, bows and arrows, and shooting techniques. After the instruction portion, participants will put their new skills to use with hands-on practice using archery equipment and atlatls. Participants will receive personal instruction and adequate time to practice what they learn.
  • Dutch oven cooking (low*)
    Participants will learn the basics of cooking in a Dutch oven and pie iron. Food will be provided for participants to prepare, and samples will be available.
  • Geocaching (moderate/high*)
    This session will get you started in the popular treasure hunt game using global positioning systems (GPS) to locate hidden containers, called caches. GPS devices will be provided, so join in on the hunt for treasure!


Registration: $10

Maximum of 40 participants.


To register, click the link above and enter "Women in Nature" in the "Search Text" box.

Non-Transferrable Registrations

WIN registrations are non-transferrable to any other person(s) for any reason at any time. If a cancellation is necessary, please see "Cancellations" below.


All cancellations will need to be done over the phone or via email. Please contact Rebecca Young at 573-751-9264 or email

Confirmation Packet

WIN participants will receive a confirmation email after registration has been completed. Please allow for five days for processing. The confirmation email will include a detailed agenda and special instructions including what to expect.

Program Changes

Organizers reserve the right to cancel, reschedule or relocate any proposed offering without prior notice. Insufficient enrollment or emergency cancellations by the instructor are examples of why a program offering could be canceled. Organizers also reserve the right to substitute instructors if necessary.


Please be advised that WIN: Women in Nature programs are outdoor activities. Participants will be walking on tread surfaces at times that contain roots or embedded rocks and may have elevation changes.​

To help participants anticipate each course and know what physical levels to expect of each class, a physical activity rating system has been created. Listed in the class description you will find a physical level rating for each course.

  • Low: requires minimal physical skill/endurance (example: lecture-based and hands-on activities in a classroom setting).
  • Moderate: requires moderate physical skill/endurance (example: lecture-based and hands-on activities while standing and short walks).
  • High: requires high levels of skill/endurance (example: lecture-based and hands-on activities while standing, hiking, lifting and full-body movement).


If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Young with Missouri State Parks at

For more information about the Women in Nature program, including a list of other WIN events, click here.

Sam A. Baker State Park is located at:

5580 State Highway 143, Patterson, MO | 573-856-4411

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs