Matthew Zylstra, PhD is an ecologist, lecturer and facilitator focusing on human~nature connectedness. His transdisciplinary research has entwined ecology, environmental psychology, and education in support of deep learning and wellbeing. He is a keen naturalist, especially in coastal and marine ecosystems. Matthew’s PhD dissertation on meaningful nature experience, nature connectedness and its role in transformative education is freely 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
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.
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