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Follow the Animal Tracks to Annmarie

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Whether you’re looking at mud or snow, this time of year is a great time to see animal tracks! Come to Eco-Explorations at Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Art Center in Solomons to learn about animal tracks between 10 and 11 am Friday, Jan. 27, 2017.

Even in the winter, Maryland is highly populated with furry creatures and birds that leave plenty of tracks on the ground. Knowing what the tracks look like can help you learn what lives in your back yard or the woods near your house.

The staff naturalist at Annmarie Garden will lead youngsters and their caregivers on a hands-on exploration of the natural world all around the garden. Every Eco-Explorers session has a different topic and theme, offering something new and fun each time. Participating kids are also invited to bring their own natural treasures to share with the naturalist and the other children for show and tell.

Most of the programs include a take-home craft for each participant. Projects are designed for elementary age children, but siblings and families are also welcome to participate. The projects are made in Annmarie’s wonderfully creative and eco-friendly ArtLab.

Regular admission fees apply for the sessions, and members are admitted free. Registration is not required, but if you are bringing a group please call ahead so the naturalist can ensure there are enough supplies for everyone. Contact the naturalist by emailing [email protected].

Admission price is $3 for youth between 6 and 17 years old; $5 for adults; $4 for seniors and military. Children 5 and under are admitted free. Annmarie members are always admitted free. Regular hours at the garden are 9 am to 5 pm daily; the Murray Arts Building is open from 10 am to 5 pm. The gift shop is open from noon to 5 pm Sunday through Friday and 10 am to 5 pm Saturdays. Call 410-326-4640 for more information.

About Annmarie Garden

An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center is located in scenic Solomons, Maryland, on the Chesapeake Bay. The sculpture garden features a walking path that meanders through the forest past permanent and loaned sculpture, including more than 35 works of art on loan from the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art. Annmarie also presents a variety of award-winning special events, rotating gallery shows, and engaging public art programs. Annmarie’s Studio School offers creative classes for all ages and abilities taught by a talented faculty. Annmarie Garden is conveniently located just off Route 2/4, at 13480 Dowell Road in Solomons.

To learn more about Annmarie Garden, visit their Leader member page.

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