A 4.6km walk representing the 4.6 billion years of Earth's history
As part of the National Sustainable Living Festival (SLF), we proudly present this transformative experience enabling you to grasp the enormity of our planet’s history and set our own species, Homo Sapiens, in context.
Starting at the formation of the solar system and the creation of Earth, this Deep Time Walk covers significant events, including the formation of the Moon, the early evolution of life, dinosaurs, mass extinctions and much more. The walk will put into context humanity's rich ancestral heritage and give you an insight into the interconnectedness of all life in the context of the present 'code-red' climate and ecological emergency. Part history lesson, part mindfulness session, this walk is all about stepping out of our own lives and gaining a sense of the really Big Picture.
Deep time provides "a radical perspective, provoking action not apathy … [it] is the catalysing context of intergenerational justice; it is what frames the inspiring activism of Greta Thunberg and the school climate-strikers, and the Sunrise campaigners pushing for a Green New Deal in America. A deep-time perspective requires us to consider not only how we will imagine the future, but how the future will imagine us. It asks a version of Jonas Salk’s arresting question: “Are we being good ancestors? ” Robert MacFarlane
Tamara is a local resident with a background in Health Psychology. Having learnt about the concept from Debby Badger, Tamara has taken on the role of facilitator for Port Phillip's own Deep Time Walks.
The Deep Time Walk was co-created by Dr Stephan Harding and Sergio Maraschin, at Schumacher College (England). For more information about the Deep Time Walk Project please visit www.DeepTimeWalk.org.
While this is a free community event, donations are encouraged to help us continue the work we do. Proceeds support marine and ecological research, as well as our youth and education programs.
Register for this event to find out the exact meeting location.