HoLLIE Classes for 2022

  • 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 3 - March 23, 2022   

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

  • Presentations by earth system scientists from NASA and experts from 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

  • Introduction to local nature and environmental organizations and volunteer possibilities

  • Field Trips 

Optional: Local Environmental Service Projects 

Ages:  Limited enrollment ages 18+

Fees:  Tuition for 2022 $150



Two days we will meet at NASA Goddard! 

The other days at a site TBD

Space is limited.  If you would like an email reminder, send an email to:  hocollie@gmail.com with your name and mention that you want to be notified when registration opens for the 2022 class.


Registration is administered by Howard Community College. 


The class number will be in the HCC Winter non-credit catalog under the heading Environment.  Course number TBD.

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

The button above takes you to the Howard Community College NonCredit Registration and Payment page.  


Click the + next to Online, then click the Register Online button that will appear.

Now you will see the HCC Expressnet page.  

In the paragraph for Continuing Education Students, click the link register here.

Now you will see the page titled Search, Register and Pay for Continuing Education Classes.  Scroll to the bottom of the page.

The last box on the page is Search by Course Number.  Type in XE-516 and click the Submit button.

On the Select Classes page, click the check box next to XE-516 and click the SUBMIT button.

That will take you to pages where you enter your personal information and payment.  

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Syllabus for 2020 class
The 2022 syllabus is not available yet but will be similar.


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. 

Look for the HoLLIE Coordinators, a bus with a NASA escort will take us to the classroom building.


Inclement Weather Policy for ELL/HoLLIE 2022

Check your email for the go/no-go decision no later than 7am.  


Dates for rescheduled classes will be announced at our next scheduled class.


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 class site.

  • If NASA decides to close for the day, we must reschedule.