PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CALIFORNIA AND NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BEES FOR 2020-21 HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. SEE MORE INFORMATION FROM NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC HERE.
A GROUP OF PAST GEO BEE COMPETITORS HAS DEVELOPED THEIR OWN PROGRAMS TO PROMOTE GEOGRAPHIC LEARNING AND HAVE ORGANIZED A VIRTUAL BEE. LEARN MORE AT GEOGENIUS.ORG.
The road to the National Geographic Bee starts in your school! With special procedures in place for this year, all school winners are eligible to compete in the State Bee. Then the winner heads to Washington, D.C. for the national finals. There is only one winner, but the Bee is fun for everyone and can engage students in learning geography in a fun way. in 2019, Jishnu Nayak of Peter Hansen Elementary School in Mountain House made it to the top 10 nationally, and in 2018 California’s Venkat Ranjan (Windemere Ranch Middle School, San Ramon) took top honors. you can hear an interview with Venkat from NPR’s Here and Now program here.