Spring is just around the corner! (Or possibly 2 corners?)

Webb Mountain Discovery Zone is pleased to announce that online registration is now open for “Discovering Spring”, an enrichment program for preschool students (ages 3-6) and their parents or caregivers beginning in March!   Due to requests from parents, additional classes have been added to the weekly preschool program in addition to Discovery Zone’s existing school field trips, birthdays and special events.   Each of these programs supports our goal to introduce nature to children at an early age, so its benefits will last a lifetime.

Each weekly hour long program will feature a story and craft at the Discovery Zone outdoor classroom and a walk along the trails tying in the day’s theme.  New this year is a morning class being held on Mondays at 11am to help work around afternoon naps or activities.  Each Monday and Thursday a class will be held at 2pm.  Tuesday’s class will be held at 1pm.  On Saturdays, a fifth and sixth weekly class will be held for families who are looking for a creative way to spend time with their preschool or kindergarten students on a weekend.  The first Saturday class will begin at 9am, and the second at 10:30am.

Tom Ellbogen, Director of the Discovery Zone stated:  “We continue our commitment to making young children’s initial encounter with nature a fun, positive experience.  Studies show that being out in nature at an early age offers unsurpassed opportunities for mental, emotional and physical growth and we believe our rich and varied ecosystem provides the perfect platform to offer children a stimulating and memorable experience, with important long-term impacts.  

The five weekly programs are offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays beginning March 24th and are available for $30 per child.  A sibling discount is applied when a second child is registered from the same family.  We also offer 10 weeks of programming for a discounted price. For more information, visit www.webbmountaindiscoveryzone.com or email at info@webbdiscoveryzone.org

Webb Mountain Discovery Zone is located at 71 Webb Circle in Monroe. It opened in 2007 to promote outdoor exploration and learning, in a fun, hands-on environment.  The Discovery Zone has an easy to walk trails of over four miles on 171 acres with twenty eight learning stations and a self-directed scavenger hunt that was created by Hank Gruner, Vice President of Programs for the Connecticut Science Center in Harford with the assistance of Connecticut State Archeologist Nick Bellantoni.  The Discovery Zone is located at 71 Webb Circle in Monroe.  Please note the Discovery Zone entrance is separate from Webb Mountain Park. 

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Lori Galloway February 21, 2014 at 07:45 AM
This article made my day~! When I was around 17-18 years old, we used to go to Webb mountain and go 4 wheeling to the top of the mountain and once we all reached the top (up to the power lines) we would have a bon fire and just sit around it with friends. It was so tranquil and the view from the top was amazing. My father in law (who unfortunately is no longer with us) and brother in law would take my daughters hiking and would go bird watching, and would teach them about nature...it was priceless listening to them tell me about what birds they saw and about the different plants, trees and animals living in the woods. I have since moved out of state and have wondered what happened to the mountain and its comforting to know that it is being used in such a great way, to teach more children about nature~!


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