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Tulsa Raft Race STEM School Challenge

September 3

Tulsa's Great Raft Race Logo

Building a raft is easy. Building a raft that floats- now that is science. We are very proud to join forces with American Airlines to provide a unique learning opportunity for Tulsa area students. What better way to teach kids STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) principles than with hands-on, raft building curriculum. Apply to be one of ten schools that receive free entry to participate in Tulsa’s Great Raft Race in the STEM School Challenge.

Teams will Compete For

  • Best Engineered Raft
  • Best in Show
  • Most Creative
  • Fastest Down the River


  • 10 teams
  • Participating schools will be given a STEM Raft Race Curriculum to teach prior to raft construction and then to guide raft construction via STEM Education Principles
  • 5-10 participants per team.
  • Adults must be present on raft.
  • Available age ranges are 12 and above.
  • TPS Schools and other local area schools.
  • Sponsor Engineers are available to help teach curriculum, design rafts, and aid in school build days.
  • Raft building materials are not provided.


September 3
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West Festival Park