eyes4earth.org focuses on meaningful nature experiences in order to improve education and action for sustainability. It is learning whether profound encounters with wildlife help reconnect us with nature and conserve biodiversity. It explores how an understanding of human-nature interconnectedness may shift our consciousness in responding to global environmental challenges.
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eyes4earth.org acts as an outreach and awareness portal for research currently exploring: 1. How meaningful nature experiences and profound encounters with wildlife may act as catalysts for reconnecting humans with nature; 2. How ecological change (with a focus on impacts from alien invasive species) may affect the integrity, frequency and richness of meaningful nature experiences; and 3. How insights from such experiences may practically inform education for sustainability.
This PhD research is based at Stellenbosch University’s Department of Conservation Ecology & Entomology and co-supervised through the Department of Education. The research is funded by the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology. The research falls within the TsamaHUB’s Transdisciplinary Doctoral Programme in Sustainability and links with the PRESENCE Network.