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Legacy Leadership Environmental Institute (LLEI)
LLEI is a learning-packed, eight-week environmental education and volunteer leadership institute offered as a non-credit course through Howard Community College. The LLEI course is usually held 9am-3:45pm on Thursdays for 8 weeks from February through March.
LLEI participants are briefed by nationally recognized experts from NASA, NOAA, the University of Maryland and other organizations who explain cutting edge research on global climate change, earth systems science, the Chesapeake Bay eco-system, sustainability issues, and best practices on leaving an environmental legacy. The course covers global science, regional ecology, local government’s eco-efforts, non-positional leadership training, along with an introduction to local non-profit and county environmental organizations and their volunteer possibilities.
For more information, visit howardllie.com or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is done on-line at Howard Community College’s hccespress.net.
Robinson Nature Center
Robinson Nature Center provides numerous educational opportunities, events and classes. Visit the Robinson Nature Center Website for information about exhibits, programs, activities, and much more.
Howard County Conservancy
The Howard County Conservancy is a local, non-profit environmental education center and land trust. The Mt. Pleasant location in Woodstock offers year-round educational programs for children and adults. The grounds feature four miles of trails, native plant and community gardens, historic farm buildings, animals and demonstration areas. The Belmont Manor location in Elkridge provides free monthly guided hikes, school field trips, summer camp and public events. For more information and volunteer opportunities visit Concervancy’s website: hcconservancy.org
Middle Patuxent Environmental Area (MPEA)
5.4 miles of hiking trails through hardwood forest, fields, wetlands, ponds and riparian habitats are the attractions of this 1,021-acre site along the Middle Patuxent River between Route 108 and Cedar Lane near Route 32 and the Village of River Hill, Columbia. MPEA’s mission is natural resources management, education, research and recreation. Volunteer opportunities include trail maintenance, stream monitoring, invasive species control, Frogwatch USA, nest box monitoring, and July butterfly counts. For volunteer opportunities contact MPEA Manager Cheryl Farfaras, email@example.com, 410−313−4726 or Jeff Claffy firstname.lastname@example.org 410−313−6209. For more information visit the MPEA webpage.