Jul 26, 2014
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The Discovery Zone To Offer After School Enrichment Program Once Again!

The Discovery Zone To Offer After School Enrichment Program Once Again!

The Webb Mountain Discovery Zone is very pleased to announce that it is offering “After School Adventures again this spring.” Our After School Adventures! primary school enrichment program utilizes the unique ecosystem of the Discovery Zone to let kids expend some energy while gaining all the health and educational benefits of being in nature.  From art to amphibians and salamanders to sassafras, this action-packed class will keep young minds and bodies going and growing for a new hour of adventures each week!

Tom Ellbogen, Director of the Discovery Zone stated “Recent studies suggest children spending time interacting in natural settings are happier, healthier and better students and we believe After School Adventures is the perfect combination of guided exploration and adventurous spirit.  We are excited about the positive response we received last spring and are adding a third class to accommodate that interest.”

Offered at 4:15pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays each weekly hour-long program will feature a unique adventure along the trails.   Wednesday’s class is geared toward the Kindergarten and 1st grade students and will be led by Carol Kratzman, who is joining the Discovery Zone after several years serving as Education Coordinator for CT Audubon.  Thursday and Friday’s classes are led once again by Anthony Cianciolo, Jr. who specializes in teaching nature, art and the environment and are appropriate for students in 2nd through 5th grade.  The first five-week session begins on March 26 for K and 1st graders and on March 27th and 28th for 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students.  Each 5-week block of programs is available for $35 per child.  We also offer 10 weeks of programming for a discounted price.

For more information, visit www.webbmountaindiscoveryzone.com or email any questions to 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.  Please note the Discovery Zone entrance is separate from Webb Mountain Park. 

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