EMRC Environmental Workshops


Bush Skills for the Hills

Bush Skills 4 Youth

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Bush Skills for the Hills

Bush Skills for the Hills (BSFTH) is a series of free workshops for the community. The workshops are a refreshing mix of information and practical hands-on sessions designed to give participants both the why and how of managing land, bush and creeks in the hills environment.

Please be aware workshops book out quickly, so it is best to register early to guarantee your place.  

Click on the link below each workshop to find out more information and to register. Alternatively, ring the EMRC's Administration Officer on (08) 9424 2216.

2020 Bush Skills for the Hills Workshops, more to be announced shortly!

Seed Propagation Saturday, 24 October 2020 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/seed-propagation-tickets
Native Grasses Walk and Talk Saturday, 7 November 2020 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/native-grasses-walk-and-talk-tickets

Contact Details

Karen Warner, NRM Coordinator, Regional Services

Telephone: (08) 9424 2242

E-mail: environment@emrc.org.au

Bush Skills 4 Youth

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Bush Skills 4 Youth (BS4Y) program is supported by funding from the EMRC and Member Councils in Perth’s Eastern Region.
The program aims to provide young people with opportunities to:

• develop an awareness and appreciation of their local natural environment
• develop skills on how to preserve their local natural environment
• become environmental stewards into the future.

Each year a series of free workshops are conducted in bush areas throughout the Eastern Metropolitan Region. Workshops with schools and youth groups take place during the term with community workshops in the holidays.

2020 Workshops 

To find out about opportunities for schools to participate in school-term workshops please contact the program coordinator by e-mail BS4Y@emrc.org.au or visit our events page by clicking here.
To find out about opportunities for community and home-schools groups to request workshops please contact BS4Y@emrc.org.au


Freshwater Park Ascot Waters

Wednesday October 7, 2020  10am – 12noon  For ages 5 – 10 accompanied by a parent.

Freshwater Park in Ascot Waters sits on the edge of the Swan River and has many features that make it a healthy environment for animals and people. Become a Citizen Scientist and discover the creatures that live in this area and the features that make it a good place to live.

Please register for this event by clicking the link below



Freshwater Park, Ascot Waters

Wednesday October 7 2020 1:30 – 3:30pm. For ages 11 – 16.

At Freshwater Park water flows from storm water drains through man-made lakes into the Swan River. It is a perfect place to study the health of this wetland and waterway environment. Participate in activities that are used by scientists to access the health of the water and surrounding environment. Develop your own conclusions about the health of this area.

Please register for this event by clicking the link below



Boya Community Centre (11am – 12 noon) & Mundaring Hall (2:00 – 3:00pm)

Tuesday 29 September 2020 

For families with children aged 4-12.

Mundaring libraries are hosting indoor workshops that introduce children to quenda, WA’s unique bandicoots. Learn how to tell the difference between Rats and Quenda and the clues that tell you that quenda are living in your local bushland or in your backyard. Spend an hour discovering fascinating facts about the Quenda through games and activities with EMRC Youth Environmental Education Officer Cathy Levett.

For more information please contact Cathy Levett on catherine.levett@emrc.org.au

What to bring to a outdoor workshop

Workshops will often be conducted outside, or have outside sessions. Please wear sturdy footwear (for walking), bring along your hat, sunscreen, water and snacks, and dress suitably for the weather. Bring rain protection, if required.

Cameras may be used, with permission from the event leader on the day.

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For updates about Bush Skills 4 Youth school holiday programs please subscribe to the e-mail updates. You can unsubscribe at any time. At times workshops with partner organisations will be promoted to the BS4Y mailing list. Please inform if you wish to only receive news and information about Bush Skills 4 Youth.

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Contact Details

For more information about Bush Skills 4 Youth please contact:

Catherine Levett, Youth Environmental Education Officer


Phone: (08) 9424 2244