Rescuing the extinction of experience
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INTRODUCTION: Miller (2005) and Stokes (2006) draw our attention to a crucial issue: humans are losing touch with nature, particularly in the urban environment. Miller (2005) has called this the ‘extinction of experience’. We are on the threshold between a real world and a virtual world, which is disconnecting us and nature. The outcome is a loss of appreciation of our reliance on nature. As we are an intrinsic part of the world around us, there are some issues requiring close focus before we embark on a rescue of the extinction of experience.