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 »
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
Wise persons do not come from cities speaking of clothes, gadgets and riches. No, they come from the wilder places…speaking of nature, animals roaming free and a different kind of treasure.
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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