Matthew Zylstra is a free-range writer, educator and researcher with a focus on human-nature relationships and interactions. This website and many of its posts are inspired by his PhD research on meaningful nature experience and connectedness with nature. His thesis is available for download here »
How is synchronicity experienced with non-human nature? What does it feel like to live through that moment? ...On December 27, 2014 / By Matthew Zylstra
Culture is vital in sustaining nature connectedness. And the cues for creating such a culture may be found in ...On November 28, 2014 / By Matthew Zylstra
Nature connectedness is plagued by ‘the reintegration problem’. Why does the ‘magic’ encountered during our wilderness experiences disappear so ...On November 28, 2014 / By Matthew Zylstra
The idea that animals can convey meaning, and thereby offer an attentive human being illumination, is a commonly held belief the world over. The view is disparaged and disputed only by modern cultures with an allegiance to science as the sole arbiter of truth. The price of this conceit, to my way of thinking, is enormous.
eyes4earth.org is a portal into meaningful nature experience and connectedness with nature. It draws on scientific research and experiential insight to explore implications for sustainability education and consciousness.
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