Monroe, CT - There are still a few spots remaining to join State Archeologist Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni as he conducts an authentic archeological dig at Webb Mountain Discovery Zone in this program appropriate for students 4th grade through high school this Saturday, September 15th from 10am-12:30pm.
The Discovery Zone is home to many authentic historical and archeological sites dating back to times when Native Americans and 17th Century Colonists inhabited the land, through the early 20th Century. Dr. Bellantoni will demonstrate the basic techniques for identifying and preparing a dig site, and then conduct an actual dig to examine and catalog what can be found.
Dr. Bellantoni is head of the Connecticut Archeology Center and State Museum of Natural History at the University of Connecticut in Storrs and has served as Connecticut State Archeologist since 1987. He has been featured on The History Channel’s program "The Hitler Project" which documents Dr. Bellantoni's travels to Moscow to investigate what was thought to be Adolf Hitler’s remains.
Webb Mountain Discovery Zone is located at 71 Webb Circle in Monroe. The park opened in 2007 to promote outdoor exploration and learning, in a fun, hands-on environment. The Discovery Zone has 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.