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gROW Tulsa Expands To Three Tulsa Public School After School Programs This Fall

The Tulsa Youth Rowing Association outreach rowing program gROW Tulsa is growing!

The club has partnered with The Oklahoma Surgical Hospital Foundation, The Opportunity Project, Tulsa Debate League, and Youth at Heart to help bring their RowingSTEM programs to underserved youth in the Tulsa area.

This fall the club plans to roll out programs in three schools — Carver, Webster, and Rogers. The program has been created to allow for more opportunity and access to the sport of rowing for students enrolled in afterschool programs.

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gROW Tulsa Outreach At Will Rogers College High and Junior School

The program involves the use of Concept2 rowing machines and the integration of STEM experiences that relate to the rowing the participants perform.

“The benefits of rowing are many, and our STEM curriculum allows students to learn math and science and at the same time as developing strength, endurance and learning how to be active in a new way,” said Program Director Neil Bergenroth.

The gROW Tulsa curriculum is supplemented by an iOS app called RowingSTEM which has been developed specifically for the program.

Download RowingSTEM onto your iOS device

The app allows for comprehensive data collection capabilities, curriculum materials and an interactive activity that teaches about the production of power and how that relates to real-world examples. The manufacturer of the rowing machine, Concept2, has provided the technical support needed to bring the interactive learning environment to reality.

A Demonstration Of The RowingSTEM iOS App

The program is headed in an exciting direction and the club is seeking partners and the financial support to help grow the program to more campuses.

For more information on gROW Tulsa and the Tulsa Youth Rowing Association, please contact Neil Bergenroth at neil@okrowing.org.

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