What can we learn from billions of years of being part of an evolving ecosystem?

In telling stories of evolution, we recognise our complicity, our connectedness, our unity with everything as a writhing, chemical concoction. Evolution is a driving force, a process that weaves chemical

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Helping students imagine possibilities and see connections

What happens when two mates from high school who haven’t seen or spoken (let alone emailed) to each other decide to catch up for a coffee after 14 years? They

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Some untamed perceptions of biodiversity

Our psyche, our health, our evolution is informed by the state of the natural realm. Philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty believed that it is through nature that human beings can tap into

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A letter to the postgraduate

Dearest friend and colleague, Congratulations on embarking on what will truly be one of the most challenging yet rewarding experiences of your life. But before you start, allow me to

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Nature withdrawal: recalling the wilds of New Zealand

We are Maddy and Penny, two old friends who met at primary school in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. We’ve been around for 23 years, but after Penny left New Zealand

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Nature immersion: a positive feedback loop

Sitting on the cold sand, I feel euphoric. I even feel a little sick, or perhaps just giddy with the emotion of it. Sensorily overwhelmed, yet still and calm. The

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