Annmarie Garden Sculpture Park & Arts Center is pleased to announce that “The GREEN TEAM,” a.k.a. the Piccoli Family of Owings, Maryland, has won the Grand Prize for the Summer Safari for GREEN. “The GREEN TEAM,” (Anne Piccoli and Ashleigh Piccoli) will enjoy a Family Fun package donated by the Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa. The package includes overnight accommodations for two adults and two children at the hotel, four Chesapeake Beach Water Park passes, four milk shakes at Smokey Joe’s Grill, and two large one topping pizzas from Papa John’s.
The Piccoli family has earned the honor of calling themselves Intrepid Explorers of Calvert County! They visited all 20 sites included in the Summer Safari, stretching from the northern end of Calvert County all the way down to Solomons. Along the way they rose to the challenge and correctly answered 20 questions about invasive species, colonial history, natural resources, environmental preservation, and much more – all things GREEN of Calvert County!
Also worth mentioning are the following teams, Environmental Trekkers of Owings, Maryland, and the EcoCabras of Lusby, Maryland, who won praise and notice from the judges. Congratulations to “The GREEN TEAM” and all the other teams that participated in the Summer Safari for GREEN. Each participating team received a wonderful bag full of gifts and souvenirs from the participating sites.
The Summer Safari for GREEN was created by Annmarie Garden in celebration of the environment and the two signature exhibitions, GREEN: Art with the Earth in Mind, and GREEN TOO: Installations with the Earth in Mind. The safari ended on August 30, 2010.
Participating Summer Safari sites included: Annmarie Garden, American Chestnut Land Trust, Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary, Bay Front Park, Bayside History Museum, Beach Trolley, Breezy Point Beach, Calvert Cliffs State Park, Calvert County Historical Society, Calvert County Department of Economic Development, Calvert Library, Calvert Marine Museum, Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory Visitor Center, Flag Ponds Nature Park, Fairview Visitor Center, J.C. Lore & Sons Oyster House, Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, Kings Landing Park, One-Room Schoolhouse, On Watch Memorial, Solomons Visitor Information Center, the Solomons Boardwalk, and the new Solomons Roundabout.
Admission to Annmarie Garden is $3 for adults; $2 for seniors; $2 for children ages 5-11; children under 4 are Free. AMG Members are always FREE. Hours for the Arts Center are Daily from 10:00am- 5:00pm; the grounds are open daily 9:00am- 5:00pm.
About Annmarie Garden
Annmarie Garden Sculpture Park & Arts Center is a conveniently located just off Route 2-4 on Dowell Road in Solomons, Maryland. Solomons is just 1 ¼ hour drive from the Washington, DC beltway. Annmarie Garden is a Smithsonian Affiliate with more than thirty works of indoor and outdoor sculpture on loan from the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art. .