Siegfried Kite Festival
Help us fill the Oklahoma skies with kites!
Open to any educator, school, or youth-serving organization in Oklahoma
Class Sets of Kite Kits:
Class sets come in bundles of 25. These kits include kite sails, wooden spars, kite string, a roll of kite tail, and instructions for students to build a Dermer Sled kite. You’ll need to provide tape and, if desired, permanent markers to decorate the kites. Teaching resources are online for anyone to use, which include a slide deck with historical and cultural relevance of kites and the science of flight, and additional resources for teaching flight concepts from sources like NASA. Recipients will be asked to post on social media and tag @TulsaSTEM during the implementation of the program.
Siegfried Kite Festival in a Box:
These kits are designed to serve a minimum of 300 students so organizations can host their own kite festival (if you serve fewer than 300 students, please select the class set option). In addition to the kite kits and access to the online resources, you’ll receive a set of books on various reading levels that showcase the science and history of flight, the cultural and historical significance of kites, and the diverse contributions made to advance flight. The kit will also include a ready-made flight activity, including supplies, as well as tape and markers to assemble the kites. Recipients of the Siegfried Kite Festival in a Box will be asked to post on social media, and share photos, student quotes, and metrics like the number of students served.
The anticipated distribution of kites and kits is mid to late April, and you should plan to use these materials with students before the end of the school year unless other arrangements have been made and communicated to TRSA, such as for use in a summer camp. All Siegfried Kite Festival in a Box recipients will need to turn in their reporting information by May 31. This application will remain open until all kites/kits are granted.
At your location! You choose the day/time/place to build and fly kites with students. We’d love to see your photos which you can email to email@example.com or post on social media using @TulsaSTEM. Students and families can also participate in kite festivals through the Tulsa Parks and Recreation Department…stay tuned and watch social media for more details!
Free! All materials are provided free of charge. Kites must be made available to students at no charge. You may not resell kites or charge students to participate.