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ZENs has been created to enable teachers and parents an easy format for assisting young children in creating a personal connection to nature and our natural resources. As its name implies, ZENs focuses on experiencing nature in a mindful and fully aware state and is highly geared toward outdoor learning. Young children can begin to develop an appreciation, reverence, and affinity for our natural world through ZENs.
ZENs provides a framework for teachers and parents to follow and/or adapt in order to provide intentionally planned sensory experiences with nature and in nature. ZENs focuses on assisting children in developing their senses, identifying their emotions, and articulating what and how they sense and feel.