Welcome to ECOSS Adult and Community Education.
ECOSS Thanks the generous support of Yarra Ranges Council, enabling us to offer the first 30 Education Program bookings at a 50% reduced rate.
Welcome to the ECOSS Education Program. We are very excited to be able to offer groups such an innovative experiential program at a very low cost.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, Yarra Valley Ecoss’s excursion and incursion program is not currently available.
If you haven’t already, sign up to our Ecoss newsletters and as soon as we are open for bookings again we will let you know.
In the meantime you can still talk to us to plan a packaged or tailor-made program for pre schools, primary schools, secondary schools and other community groups by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Length of visit GST inc.Price per person Minimum per group
1 hour (1 activity/tour) $6 $120
2 hours (2 activities)1/2 day $14 $280
3 hours (3 activities)/ 3/4 day $17 $340
4 hours (4 activities)/full day $19 $380
Prices are per person, based on a minimum group size of 20 people. Prices are GST inclusive.
For bookings and further information email: email@example.com or phone (03) 5967 2416
Design your own program with the activities below.
Ecoss Discovery Tour
Discover the riches of ECOSS including the Natural Building Centre, Community Garden, Heritage Apple Espalia Orchard, Chook pen, Fragrant Herb Garden, Cultural Homes of the World, Indigenous Reconciliation Conversation Pit, Earth Goddess, Tiny Houses, Silvertyne Biodynamic farm, and more.
1 hour .
The tailored curriculum includes Aboriginal song and dance, Didgeridoo performances and workshops on aspects of Aboriginal culture including art, bush food and storytelling. The emphasis is on student involvement, which cultivates a sense of community.
Facilitated by Didgeridoo Australia, Ganga Giri didgeridoo virtuoso and descendant of the Palawa people of Tasmania
Cost extra $350
Learn about the tallest trees where the Leadbeaters possum lives that provide our drinking water, and the vision in action to protect them for the future. Become wardens of the forest.
Facilitated by Warburton Environment
Alternatively you may book a 2 hour forest tour with Karina Doughty- President of Warburton Environment. You will meet Karina onsite at designated location.
Call Karina to discuss options on: 0416 181 171. Minimum fee $200- more than 20 people an extra $10 per head.
Bees & Honey
Bees play a major role in our ecosystem as well as being a wonderful way for children to learn more about communal insects. The live observation hive at Ecoss, along with our trained beekeeper, allows the children to see right inside the secret world of the hive, and learn all about why honey bees are important to our food production and our environment. Children also enjoy eating fresh honey comb out of the hive.
– by Yarra Valley Bee Group
What magic do worms perform in your garden? Learn all about improving soil, the importance of soil health and how to make your own compost.
Also available as an incursion
While propagating your own organic seasonal vegetable seedling to take home, learn about how food grows, the life cycle of plants and how to make your garden thrive.
Upcycling & Nature Art
Make your own creation from up-cycled materials and natural seasonal objects. From sewing to weaving, chop and knot t-shirt bags, dream catchers to the Art of Mending, everyone can create something beautiful to take home.
Facilitated by ReLab
Get your hands dirty in the community garden and learn the skills to grow your own food. Seasonal activities include seed collection and propagation, planting, composting, harvesting, weeding, watering, and how to design and maintain your own garden.
Community Pottery Studio Activity
Enjoy making your own creation under the guidance of the artists at Community Pottery Studio Yarra Valley.
Extra $60/class to cover materials costs. Firing is possible for a small cost or take home un-fired
45 minutes / or book multiple sessions.
Wood fired Pizza Cooking
Make your own delicious pizza from fresh, raw ingredients. Begin with freshly picking your own choice of seasonal produce in the garden. whip up your dough and learn how to bake in our wood-fired mud brick oven.
$5/extra per person
Bush Regeneration (Seasonal)
Come and learn about the vital role of indigenous plants while participating in a very hands on way to regenerating the local bush and helping to restore local habitats.