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

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Bush Skills 4 Youth

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.

COVID – 19 Workshops currently cancelled

Bush Skills 4 Youth workshops have been cancelled at this time and alternative ways to deliver workshops and activities are being developed. Click here to go to the BS4Y website for online activities.

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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

For children aged 5 - 10 years accompanied by an adult
Date and time to be announced
Freshwater Park, Ascot Waters
Find out how many of the local waterbird species you can identify in the Ascot Waters environment then discover the unseen little critters in the river and on the banks. Find out what they can tell us about how healthy the environment is.

For youngsters aged 11 – 16
Date and time to be announced
Freshwater Park, Ascot Waters
Use a variety of methods to access the health of the water and surrounds to determine how healthy the environment is for waterbirds and other native animals that live in this area.

For children aged 5 - 12 years accompanied by an adult

Date and time to be announced Location to be announced
Quenda are often sighted in the hills but for many this little native animal is a mystery.
Get to know Western Australia’s ownbandicoot through games and activities in an outdoor setting where you’re most likely to see them.

For children aged 5 - 12 years accompanied by an adult.
Date and time to be announced
Darlington Location - TBA
Explore a rocky outcrop and the neighboring National Park and discover the different plant communities that grow there. Participate in a youth led project to grow native plants that represent the six seasons.

Previous workshops
If you missed these workshops and would like to have them repeated at a location near you contact BS4Y@emrc.org.au for information.
• Quenda Quest - Ecology, Habitat and Health
• Bush in a Box - water, soil, trees and animals
• Nestboxes for Phascogales
• Introduction to Aboriginal Culture - Women's Knowledge
• Introduction to Aboriginal Culture - Hunting and Gathering
• Introduction to Aboriginal Culture - Bush Food
• Native plants and the Noongar 6 Seasons
• All About Eagles
• Feathers, Nests and Nuts
• Flowers, fungi and other bushland treasures
• Reptiles on the move
• All About Leaf Litter
• Critters in our Catchment
• Exploring a Healthy Creek
• Waste and the Environment
• Seed Bombing for Regeneration
• Bush Food in My Garden

What to bring to a 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.

Contact Details

For more information about Bush Skills 4 Youth please contact:

Catherine Levett, Youth Environmental Education Officer


Phone: (08) 9424 2244

Other Workshops

A number of one-off workshops are run for other programs or projects - please see below.