EMRC Environmental Workshops


Bush Skills for the Hills

Bush Skills 4 Youth

Other Workshops

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.

Download the 2019 Program here.

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!

Greencard Training  Saturday, 15 February 2020 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/greencard-training-tickets
Havens and Hideaways: Habitat considerations for quendas and other small marsupials  Saturday, 4 April 2020 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/havens-and-hideaways-tickets
Talking Techniques: Exploring landcare practice across diverse landscapes  Saturday, 23 May 2020 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/talking-techniques-exploring-landcare-practice-across-diverse-landscapes-tickets
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

Workshops2 Workshops3

Bush Skills 4 Youth

Bush Skills 4 Youth (BS4Y) program is supported by funding from the EMRC and Western Australian Government’s State NRM Program.

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. Subscribe to the mailing list to receive e-mail updates when new workshops are open for registration.

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 on https://www.perthseasternregion.com.au/events/ 

To find out about opportunities for community  and homeschool groups to request workshops please contact the program coordinator by e-mail BS4Y@emrc.org.au


For children aged 5 - 10 years accompanied by an adult

Wednesday April 22 9:30am - 11:30am 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 children aged 5 - 12 years accompanied by an adult

Tuesday July 14 10:00 am - 12:00 Noon in Darlington

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 6 seasons.

Previous workshops

Bush Skills 4 Youth mailing list

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.

= Required Fields

Fill in your details below to receive information and updates about Bush Skills 4 Youth!

Get Audio Code


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.