Outdoors Great Southern is dedicated to helping as many people as possible to get outdoors and enjoy a range of recreational activities.
We do this by running workshops and skills development programs for people of all ages and backgrounds. Each year we organise a series of skills workshops for children and adults. Workshops include:
To find out more about our upcoming workshops, visit our Events page.
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Thanks to funding from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and in response to a clear demand for women's active outdoor programs, Outdoors Great Southern will offer a series of hiking, mountain biking, paddling and camping activities.
The Women's Adventure Network program is open to women 18+ in the Great Southern region and aims to grow women’s skills and confidence in the four activities – hiking, mountain biking, paddling (canoe and kayak), and camping – while providing pathways to ongoing active participation.
Outdoors Great Southern Acting CEO Simon Barras said the activities would teach participants practical skills associated with outdoor recreation activities.
"It's clear that there are currently limited opportunities for women to attend skills development workshops in the Great Southern and few organised recreation events of this nature.
"The team is really looking forward to providing ongoing opportunities for participation through a series of monthly events where women can practice and develop their skills, gaining confidence and building social networks as they enjoy outdoor recreation," Mr Barras said.
Programs will be delivered in a series of beginner, intermediate and advanced workshops as well as monthly participation events that gradually increase in the level of difficulty over the year. Workshop topics will incorporate activity-based skills as well as first aid, navigation, biodiversity, conservation, and Noongar culture.
"We'd like for participants to enjoy building a sense of belonging to the environment and cultural understanding.
"The activities will allow participants to practice their new skills, meet like-minded people, all while learning about the region and its trails and landscapes."
Dates, subsidised costs and workshop venues are yet to be determined but Mr Barras said women aged 18+ were welcome to express their interest.
"Registering your interest allows us to collect your name and email address so we can send information on each program directly to you as it becomes available.
"We're looking forward to offering more programs than ever in the second half of this year," said Mr Barras.
For more information, register your interest by clicking the button below and we will get in touch with details as soon as they are confirmed.