Howard County Conservancy

  • 10520 Old Frederick Road
  • Woodstock, MD 21163

Howard County Conservancy is posting numerous virtual educational activities on their website here, live content is also shared every Friday at 11am on the Howard County Conservancy Facebook page here.

The Howard County Conservancy is a local, non-profit environmental education center and land trust. The Conservancy was founded by a group of local citizens in 1990.  Our mission is to educate children and adults about the natural world, preserve the land and its legacy for future generations and model responsible stewardship of our environment. The Conservancy provides environmental education programs at two locations – our home base at Mt. Pleasant Farm in Woodstock and at Howard County’s Belmont Manor and Historic Park in Elkridge.

Wildlife: Howard County Conservancy is a home to a Hawk Watch Station. 

Attractions - General Info
  • Credit Cards Accepted:
  • Days & Hours of Operation: Grounds are open daily dawn to dusk
  • Handicap Accessible:
  • Gift Shop/Shopping On Site:
  • Pet Friendly:
  • Public Restrooms:
  • Seasonal Days & Hours of Operation: Nature Center Hours: Spring, Summer, Fall: Monday-Saturday, 9am-3pm, Winter: Monday-Friday 9am-3pm
  • Off-Premise Catering Available:
  • Motorcoach Parking: 1
  • Sneeze Guards/Contact Barriers:
  • Social Distance Markings/Signage:
  • Mobile Payments Accepted:
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Description The Gudelsky Environmental Education Center, built in 2005, includes a 2,400 square foot event room, caterer's staging area, balcony, and expansive terrace with a nature center and conference room on the lower level. The Center features sustainable and environmental-friendly building with beautiful views of the surrounding landscape.
  • Floorplan File Floorplan File
  • Largest Room 2400
  • Total Sq. Ft. 4400
  • Reception Capacity 150
  • Space Notes The facility rental includes use of the event room, balcony, caterer's staging area, tables and chairs: 15 – 60” round tables, 8 – 6’ rectangular tables, 6 – 36” round dual-height tables, 150 natural wood padded chairs, 100 plastic/metal chairs, 20 ft. screen, internet access, 2,000 sq. ft. partially covered exterior deck and Honors Garden See brochure under 'Large floor plan file' for rates. Contact for more info.
  • Theatre Capacity 200
  • Banquet Capacity 150
  • Number of Rooms 1
  • Large floor Plan PDF Large floor Plan PDF
Event Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2400
  • Width: 60
  • Length: 40
  • Theater Capacity: 200
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Reception Capacity: 200
Nature Center Classroom
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1539.5
  • Theater Capacity: 50
  • Classroom Capacity: 50
  • Banquet Capacity: 50
  • Reception Capacity: 50
Conference Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 412
  • Theater Capacity: 20
  • Classroom Capacity: 20
  • Banquet Capacity: 20
  • Reception Capacity: 20