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Henry Hall Fellowship

After-School Work-Study Experience

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2020-2021 program season. Applications will be posted in December for 2021-2022.

The Henry Hall Fellowship—formerly known as the Aquarium on Wheels program—is a rigorous, four-year program designed to honor and extend the legacy of engineer, world traveler, aquarist and philanthropist Henry Hall (1896–1979) by mentoring and fostering the next generation of Baltimore City's leaders and change makers through opportunities to:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the principles of Urban Conservation and Environmental Justice and how those concepts influence and effect Baltimore City and the health of its residents.
  • Explore and experience STEAM career opportunities.
  • Learn, practice and hone the leadership skills needed to influence social and political leadership and effect meaningful change, today and in the future.

Program Timeline

June – August, 2020: Program Onboarding

Throughout the summer, as existing fellowship participants complete their community art and engagement projects, new first-year fellows will assist in these project while becoming acquainted with the program through various on-boarding activities.

September – December, 2020: Topical Sessions & Skill Building

Through of a series of topical sessions and field experiences, student fellows will use Baltimore as a case study to explore the history of urbanization in the United States and its effect on the environment. Fellows will then take a deep dive into concepts like climate change, water pollution, waste management and air quality, and make connections between the health and environment within Baltimore City and the health and wellbeing of its residents.

Fellows will develop skills and strategies that will empower them to become leaders and advocates for Urban Conservation and Environmental Justice in their own communities.

January – May, 2021: Action Projects & Public Art Installations

Fellows will use the knowledge that they gain throughout the fall to design community science programs and community action projects that will focus on developing a solution for one of the challenges they discussed during their topical sessions. Fellows will partner with local non-profit organizations to create a large-scale public art installation designed to both beautify communities and educate Baltimore City residents on how they can help improve the health of their neighbors and our city environment.

May – August 2021: Project Completion & Community Engagement

As the 2020–2021 season concludes, fellows will welcome a new group of accepted fellows as they work to complete the remaining components of their Baltimore City art installation and their community action projects while conducting community science programs at Enoch Pratt Free Libraries throughout Baltimore City.

Henry Hall Fellowship Summer Community Engagement is proudly presented by:

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