We offer a wide range of programs and workshops.
The secondary activity sessions are designed to align with the Victorian Curriculum, where sustainability is a cross curriculum priority. They provide an integrated approach for teaching across the learning areas. Each session is led by an Ecoss Education Facilitator and can be adapted to suit individual group needs.
The ECOSS Primary Education Program gives your class the opportunity to come and immerse themselves in experience-based learning, creating connections through gardening, stories and inspiration from the beautiful outdoor environment at ECOSS. Children learn through hands-on activity sessions.
The Ecoss Early Childhood Program is an enjoyable excursion for pre-school children providing hands-on, fun environmental education activities. Each program is led by an experienced Ecoss Education Facilitator and can be adapted to suit individual group needs. Activities have been designed to immerse your class in experience-based learning creating connections through gardening, play, story and the child’s imagination.
School Holiday Program
Children participate in hands-on activities in the beautiful grounds of Yarra Valley Ecoss, where they will discover the wonderful world of sustainability through a range of activities, exploring and nature play.
UpCycles – Introduction to Bike Maintenance
Do you love bikes and would like to know more about them to access this booming industry? This course is aimed at anyone interested in not only the maintenance and repair of their own bike but also those wishing to gain a better understanding of bikes and their mechanics. This could lead into working or volunteering in the industry, further study or set the wheels in motion for starting up your own bike repair business. For ages 17 and over (participants must have exited from school).
Adult and Community Education Program
ECOSS welcomes student groups of all ages and abilities to come and discover the riches of ECOSS including the Natural Building Centre, Community Garden, Heritage Espalier Orchard, Cultural Homes of the World, Indigenous Reconciliation Conversation Pit, Earth Goddess, Tiny Houses, Silvertyne Biodynamic farm, Co-locators and more.
Natural Building Workshops
Yarra Valley ECOSS is proud to present our unique Natural building workshops including Tiny Houses To Go and Chair Making Workshops.
This permaculture course will follow the extended syllabus of the Permaculture Educator’s Guild, which includes material from Bill Mollison’s “Permaculture: a Designer’s Manual” (1988) and David Holmgren’s “Permaculture Principles” (2002).