A trailer from a recent interview I did on KyKNET's 'Dierepraters' series ...On September 17, 2021 / By Matthew Zylstra
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Announcing the new publication “Meaningful nature experiences: pathways for deepening connections between people and place” in the book "Cultural ...On December 4, 2018 / By Matthew Zylstra
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 PowerPoint slides which accompanied Matthew Zylstra's final PhD seminar given earlier this year are now available to view ...On October 14, 2014 / By eyes4earth
A scientific review article of nature connection and its implications for conservation education and practice. ...On October 9, 2014 / By Matthew Zylstra
The ability to focus attention on nature is vital for sustainability and human health and well-being, writes Matthew Zylstra ...On August 29, 2014 / By Matthew Zylstra
Download the PhD dissertation ...On May 5, 2014 / By Matthew Zylstra
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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.
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The PhD research underpinning certain content on eyes4earth.org was completed in early 2014.
The final dissertation is freely available for download here.
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