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Deep Time Walk

Learn about Earth’s 4.6 billion years of history through a time walk at CERES and the Merri Creek!

This 3-hour workshop runs on the following date in 2022:

Sunday 3 Apr / Sunday 24 Jul / Sunday 6 Nov

from $27 | 1/2 day

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This 4.6km walk, through CERES and along the Merri Creek, represents the 4.6 billion years of Earth’s history. Distance is a powerful tool to help us understand vast time scales, and along the walk we will stop to discuss the key moments in the development of our planet. A Deep Time Walk is storytelling through walking, it is a learning journey through our body, mind and soul, it is a beautiful way to tell the story of life. Part history lesson, part mindfulness session this walk is all about stepping out of our lives and seeing the biggest picture.

In the course of this immersive, interdisciplinary experience you will:

  • Grasp the real meaning of 4,600,000,000 years, the age of our home, and put its history into perspective.
  • Learn about the Gaia hypothesis of a self-regulating planet.
  • Explore the destructive impact our species is having on the living world.

A very well presented and engaging way to reflect on the earth, its history and human impact.

Paul, April 2021

Tamara has a background in Health Psychology and believes that a strong emotional connection with the natural world is good for personal wellbeing whilst also promoting climate awareness and action.

Tamara learnt about Deep Time Walks from Debby Badger who studied at theSchumacher College in Devon UK, and quickly saw their value in encouraging deep ecological awareness and an understanding of our planet as a precious environment from which all life has emerged. Tamara hopes the walks will renew individuals’ emotional connection with Earth and motivate them to take a more active role in confronting the climate crisis.

Her website is, or for more information about the Deep Time Walk project visit

Previous Deep Time Walk participants had this to say…

“I absolutely loved the walk. I like that it was informative and also encouraged my curiosity.”

“The embodied dimensions (marking out space and time with a tape measure, paying attention to my steps, using landmarks as markers of time, etc) were incredibly powerful.”

CERES reserves the right to cancel workshops due to insufficient numbers.

If we cancel the workshop you will be entitled to a 100% refund, or you may choose to transfer to another date, subject to availability.

If you decide to withdraw 7 or more days prior to the workshop date CERES will retain a 10% administration fee.

If you decide to withdraw less than 7 days prior to the workshop date CERES will retain 100% of your workshop fee.

Should CERES have to cancel the course due to Government changes relating to the COVD-19 response, we will let you know as soon as possible. Affected participants will be sent a notification that includes details on how to re-book another date or workshop. While cancellations on our part remain refundable within the specified time period, we do hope you will consider bearing with us in these precarious and trying times, and consider the rescheduled date where possible.

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Deep Time Walk

Apr, Jul, Nov | from $27 | 1/2 day