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SMCPS Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) Festival 2023 to be held on Saturday, October 28, 2023


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Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Dr. J. Scott Smith, Superintendent of Schools, 301-475-5511, ext. 32178
Dr. Maureen Montgomery, Deputy Superintendent of Schools, 301-475-5511, ext. 32135

LEONARDTOWN, MD – There are a variety of STEM-related programs available to students in St. Mary’s County, and the Eighth Annual Maryland STEM Festival brings a myriad of STEM-related activities, programs, and organizations together in one venue. This year, St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS) is excited to integrate the arts into our STEM programming, making our event a STEAM Festival! This year’s festival theme is STEMertainment, and both students and parents can explore the various hands-on activities to help foster their child’s STEAM interests.

SMCPS has arranged to have exhibitors from many local and state agencies, including Naval Air Station Patuxent River Educational Outreach, St. Mary’s College of Maryland Biochemistry Department, University of Maryland Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Calvert K-9 Search and Rescue, and many more. This year, the festival will feature an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter, which will land at the fairgrounds and remain parked there for the duration. Families will be welcome to explore the aircraft.

There will also be opportunities for students to do hands-on learning with demonstrations in robotics, programming, and many other fascinating areas of STEAM.  There truly is something for everyone at the Festival!  Students of all ages are encouraged to attend.

The 2023 SMCPS STEAM Festival will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown, Maryland.  The STEAM Festival runs from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. There will be food and beverages available for purchase.  Come and spend the day at this event.

For more information on the Maryland Festival, visit If you have questions about the SMCPS STEAM Festival, visit county steam festival/home.

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23160 Moakley Street, 
Leonardtown, MD 20650