EMRC Environmental Workshops


Bush Skills for the Hills

Bush Skills 4 Youth


Bush Skills for the Hills

Bush Skills for the Hills (BSFTHs) is a series of free workshops aimed at Perth’s Eastern Region landcare groups. They are designed to give participants the skills to manage and appreciate everything that local bushland has to offer. Due to the popularity of the BSFTHs workshops the Eastern Region Catchment Management Program (ERCMP) team will be promoting the 2021 workshops firstly to members of Perth’s Eastern Region Catchment and Friends of Groups. Following this, if there are any vacancies for workshops the event will be advertised through Eventbrite and the EMRC’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/EasternMetropolitanRegionalCouncil/


If you are interested in landcare and would like to attend these workshops, please consider joining a landcare group (Friends or Catchment Group) and you will be offered an opportunity to attend the free workshops via email.


Please contact the Administration Officer Sustainability for assistance in locating an existing landcare group or for guidance on how you can form your own group.

Contact Details

Administration Officer Sustainability

Telephone: (08) 9424 2216

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 arrange individualised in school-term workshops please contact the program coordinator by e-mail BS4Y@emrc.org.au.
To find out about opportunities for community and home-schools groups to request workshops please contact BS4Y@emrc.org.au

Workshops for the January 2021 school holidays and term 1 are currently being planned in the local government area of Belmont, Mundaring and Swan. Contact BS4Y to arrange a workshop in a location near you.


For families with children aged 4-12.

In January Belmont and Swan  libraries are hosting 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.

What to bring to an 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.

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.

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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