Join us for this wonderful opportunity!
Bring your enthusiasm and experience
Join others who care about the environment
Be a life-long learner
Meet experts in the field
Volunteer your time
Make a difference in the world!
What is this program?
8 weeks of classes on Thursdays from Feb 6 - March 26, 2020
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Presentations by earth system scientists from NASA and local universities and agencies
Discussion of global climate change
Presentations on regional environmental issues, regulations, policies, enviornmental justice and health
Sessions on sustainability in the Chesapeake Bay and Howard County
Non-positional leadership skills
Optional: Local Environmental Service Projects
Fees: Tuition for 2020 $125
Locations: (Directions below)
The Carriage House at Belmont Manor and Historic Park, 6553 Belmont Woods Rd, Elkridge, MD.
Two days we will carpool to NASA Goddard
See the Documents section below for class content
See the Information Resources page for a list of Partner organizations that will be presenting during classes
Registration is administered by Howard Community College.
The class number is in the HCC Winter non-credit catalog under the heading Environment. The course number is: XE-516-6550
You can register online, by mail, by fax, or in person.
Click here to go to the Howard Community College registration information page. From there you can download a registration form to mail or fax, or you can register online.
Help for HCC Online Registration
Click to view the Howard Community College course description.
Click to view or download the 2019 class syllabus. There may be slight changes for the 2020 class, but you will get a very good idea of how the 2020 class will go.
Directions to Class at Belmont
Click for directions to Belmont manor:
6555 Belmont Woods Rd, Elkridge, MD 21075
At the end of the road turn right for parking. Classes are in the Carriage House, to the left of the barn.
Directions to Class at Nasa Goddard Space Flight Center
Click for directions:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Visitors Center, ICESat Road, Greenbelt, MD 20771
Unless otherwise directed, follow the Google Map to ICESat Road. Then turn left into the Visitor Center driveway before you reach the security checkpoint on ICESat Road.
Inclement Weather Policy for ELL/HoLLIE 2019
Check your email for the go/no-go decision. We will also post to the HoLLIE News/Blog page as soon as we know, and on “day-of” by 7am.
Dates for rescheduled classes will be announced at our next scheduled class and will be posted on the News-Blog page.
You can expect that:
If schools are CLOSED, will OPEN LATE, or the County Government is on LIBERAL LEAVE, Coordinators will make the decision by 7am. We base the decision on accessibility of the road leading into Belmont.
If NASA decides to close for the day, we must reschedule.