The Webb Mountain Discovery Zone periodically offers hosted educational and community events with some of the state's top experts.  We will continue to expand these offerings, so please check back here periodically, or request your name be added to our email contact list to receive notification of upcoming events by emailing us at discoveryzone@earthlink.net

Upcoming events

    • 18 Apr 2014
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • WMDZ
    • 16

    DATE: FIRST WARM SPRING RAIN (most likely in late March or early April)

    The first warm spring evening after a nice soaking rain, the salamanders will move in large numbers towards the vernal pools.

    "Registering" for the chance to see this event will place you on a call list and you will be contacted the day of the program.  Please register only if you feel you are able to participate on only a few hours notice.
    $7 for first participant, $6 for each additional guest.
    • 17 May 2014
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • WMDZ
    • 6
    What may look like a calm little pond during the day comes alive at night as the creatures that inhabit the vernal pools come out to hunt for food, migrate to a new home, or seek a mate. 

    Join Hank Gruner, Vice President of Programs at the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford and a state expert in biology and herpetology for a fun, hands-on nighttime Vernal Pool Investigation at the Discovery Zone at Webb Mountain.  

    Appropriate for students entering 3rd grade through high school.  $12 for first participant and $10 for each additional participant.  Registration limited to 20 participants per session.  

    • 07 Jun 2014
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • WMDZ
    • 18

    Milan Bull, premier bird expert in the State of Connecticut will be appearing at the Discovery Zone to teach kids how to listen for and mimic native bird calls.  

    This 90 minute program will feature a walk through The Discovery Zone in which Mr. Bull will identify a variety of native and migrating bird habitats, and instruct children in how to mimic bird calls they can use on their own explorations outdoors.  Suggested 3rd grade and up.

    Mr. Bull is with the Connecticut Audubon and is the primary expert in the State of Connecticut on all things "birds!"  He is frequently featured on local and national media for his expertise ... and is great with kids!

    • 13 Jun 2014
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • WMDZ
    • 19

    Why do some animals see in the dark better than humans?  Why do some animals wake up when the sun goes down? Learn the answers to these questions and more on a night hike at the Discovery Zone.  From glowing rocks to disappearing heads, sparking mouths, pirate eyes and more, you'll be sure to see the dark in a new light!

    Appropriate for all ages. $7 per participant. Registration limited to 20 participants per session.  

    • 30 Jun 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • 18 Jul 2014
    • 12:00 PM
    • WMDZ
    • 6

    Summer fun is natural at the

    Discovery Zone!


    Plan to join us this summer for a week of unique programs for children entering Preschool and Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade, and 3rd, 4th and 5th grade... 3 separate programs running parallel to each other!

    Our Discovering Summer program will run from 9-Noon each day and will include adventures and investigations in archaeology, rocks, bugs, and vernal pool critters, in addition to games, hikes, stories, crafts, live animals and more!

    Half the Day, TWICE THE FUN!


    • 30 Jun 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • 18 Jul 2014
    • 12:00 PM
    • WMDZ
    • 12

    Summer fun is natural at the

    Discovery Zone!


    Plan to join us this summer for a week of unique programs for children entering Preschool and Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade, and 3rd, 4th and 5th grade... 3 separate programs running parallel to each other!

    Our Discovering Summer program will run from 9-Noon each day and will include adventures and investigations in archaeology, rocks, bugs, and vernal pool critters, in addition to games, hikes, stories, crafts, live animals and more!

    Half the Day, TWICE THE FUN!


    • 30 Jun 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • 11 Jul 2014
    • 12:00 PM
    • WMDZ
    • 9

    Summer fun is natural at the

    Discovery Zone!


    Plan to join us this summer for a week of unique programs for children entering Preschool and Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade, and 3rd, 4th and 5th grade... 3 separate programs running parallel to each other!

    Our Discovering Summer program will run from 9-Noon each day and will include adventures and investigations in archaeology, rocks, bugs, and vernal pool critters, in addition to games, hikes, stories, crafts, live animals and more!

    Half the Day, TWICE THE FUN!


    • 30 Jun 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • 03 Jul 2014
    • 12:00 PM
    • WMDZ
    • 3

    Summer fun is natural at the

    Discovery Zone!


    Plan to join us this summer for a week of unique programs for children entering Preschool and Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade, and 3rd, 4th and 5th grade... 3 separate programs running parallel to each other!

    Our Discovering Summer program will run from 9-Noon each day and will include adventures and investigations in archaeology, rocks, bugs, and vernal pool critters, in addition to games, hikes, stories, crafts, live animals and more!

    Half the Day, TWICE THE FUN!


    • 07 Jul 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • 11 Jul 2014
    • 12:00 PM
    • WMDZ
    • 7

    Summer fun is natural at the

    Discovery Zone!


    Plan to join us this summer for a week of unique programs for children entering Preschool and Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade, and 3rd, 4th and 5th grade... 3 separate programs running parallel to each other!

    Our Discovering Summer program will run from 9-Noon each day and will include adventures and investigations in archaeology, rocks, bugs, and vernal pool critters, in addition to games, hikes, stories, crafts, live animals and more!

    Half the Day, TWICE THE FUN!


    • 07 Jul 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • 18 Jul 2014
    • 12:00 PM
    • WMDZ
    • 12

    Summer fun is natural at the

    Discovery Zone!


    Plan to join us this summer for a week of unique programs for children entering Preschool and Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade, and 3rd, 4th and 5th grade... 3 separate programs running parallel to each other!

    Our Discovering Summer program will run from 9-Noon each day and will include adventures and investigations in archaeology, rocks, bugs, and vernal pool critters, in addition to games, hikes, stories, crafts, live animals and more!

    Half the Day, TWICE THE FUN!


    • 14 Jul 2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • 18 Jul 2014
    • 12:00 PM
    • WMDZ
    • 10

    Summer fun is natural at the

    Discovery Zone!


    Plan to join us this summer for a week of unique programs for children entering Preschool and Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade, and 3rd, 4th and 5th grade... 3 separate programs running parallel to each other!

    Our Discovering Summer program will run from 9-Noon each day and will include adventures and investigations in archaeology, rocks, bugs, and vernal pool critters, in addition to games, hikes, stories, crafts, live animals and more!

    Half the Day, TWICE THE FUN!


 


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