A Shelton mother said her child had a good time at the Discovery Summer program he attended at Webb Mountain Discovery Zone in Monroe. \u201cAndrew is excited to attend every day,\u201d Lauren Moore said of her first-grade son. \u201cI would pay for him to go every week if you offered it.\u201d The Discovery Summer program was for children ranging from 3 years old to the fourth grade. Daily activities included exploring the Discovery Zone\u2019s diverse property and nature-inspired games, crafts, books and songs. Webb Mountain Discovery Zone is a municipal-owned 171-acre nature preserve and outdoor classroom in Monroe, near East Village Road. Program lasted for two weeks The half-day program ran for two weeks and was the Discovery Zone\u2019s first summer program. Charity Danjczek was program director. Both weeks were filled to capacity, forcing registration to be closed weeks in advance of the start date, Discovery Zone officials said. Enrolled children came from Shelton, Monroe, Newtown and Trumbull. \u201cAnyone wondering if kids today enjoy spending time outside in nature should have seen these kids-finding slugs, tadpoles, salamanders and of course plenty of mud,\u201d said Tom Ellbogen, director of Webb Mountain Discovery Zone. He said the summer program may be expanded next year. About the Discovery Zone Webb Mountain Discovery Zone is a town-owned 171-acre nature preserve and outdoor classroom accessed at 71 Webb Circle in Monroe, off East Village Road. It opened in 2007 to promote outdoor exploration and learning in a fun, hands-on environment. The site has more than four miles of easy-to-walk trails, with 28 learning stations and a self-directed scavenger hunt that was created by Hank Gruner of the Connecticut Science Center with assistance from Connecticut State Archeologist Nick Bellantoni. The Discovery Zone entrance is separate from Webb Mountain Park, a nearby town-owned park in Monroe. Learn more at WebbMountainDiscoveryZone.com.