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 »
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
Download the PhD dissertation ...On May 5, 2014 / By Matthew Zylstra
Connections occur in many different ways. Never underestimate the power of our intimate connections in ways both seen and unseen – in manners both logical and full of sense, purpose and meaning, and in ways magical, strange, or coincidental.
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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