RIVERSPORT is inviting families to take the Cardboard Canoe Challenge on social media!

“We know families are looking for creative activities to do with their kids,” explained Elizabeth Laurent, RIVERSPORT chief marketing officer.  “You can use cardboard you probably already have, plus some tape. Super easy.”


“It can be something you do just for fun, but we’re also offering STEM curriculum if parents want to kick it up a notch.”


The curriculum is part of RIVERSPORT’s SOAR Cardboard Canoe curriculum that targets seventh grade students. Teachers receive a week of classroom curriculum that is based on Oklahoma education standards and includes handouts on buoyancy, the science behind boat design, the engineering process, Newton’s Laws of Motion and boat vocabulary. It culminates in a field trip to RIVERSPORT to race the students’ boats and give everyone a chance to get on the water.


The challenge is being promoted on social media and families are encouraged to post photos and videos of their creations on RIVERSPORT Facebook @riversportokc.


“We’re also planning a RIVERSPORT Community Cardboard Canoe Challenge Day when we’re all able to get back together again,” Laurent said. “We’ll provide the supplies and everyone can build and race their own boats.”


For full RIVERSPORT Cardboard Canoe Challenge information, visit riversportokc.org/cardboardcanoe.