Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is hosting its History, Industry, Technology and Science (HITS) Expo Saturday, March 7 from 1 to 5 p.m. at St. Charles High School in Waldorf. The Expo is a showcase of student work in history and science, as well as hands-on learning opportunities for students, parents and community members. Attendees can participate in hands-on learning activities and opportunities in areas such as science, technology, education, history, engineering and more.
Some of the planned activities include escape room fun, live raptors from the Nanjemoy Creek Environmental Education Center, K9 demonstrations, scavenger hunts, homemade ice cream, crafts and more. Several CCPS Career and Technical Education (CTE) students are participating to talk with attendees about their respective programs. Students can learn about robotics, hands-on CPR, ozobots, welding, physical therapy and create their own parachutes to fly using a wind tunnel.
Movies are also set to run in the digital dome theater of the James E. Richmond Science Center.
An awards ceremony to honor student winners in the history and science fair portion of the Expo is set for 5:30 p.m. The Expo features history and science fair projects from Charles County public and private schools.
St. Charles is located at 5305 Piney Church Road in Waldorf.
Charles County Public Schools provides 27,521 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.
The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.