California and National Geographic Bees Plus National Geographic’s New GeoChallenge Team Competition

CREATE A FUN EVENT AT YOUR SCHOOL AND SEE IF YOU CAN FIND THE NEXT STATE OR NATIONAL CHAMPION!

SCHOOLS MUST REGISTER BY JANUARY 25, 2019

The road to the National Geographic Bee starts in your school!  School winners then take a qualifying exam, with the 100 top scorers going to Fresno State University to compete in the State Bee.  Then the winner heads to Washington, D.C. for the national finals.  There is only one winner (and in 2018 it was California’s own Venkat Ranjan!), but the Bee is fun for everyone and can engage students in learning geography in a fun way.

JOIN 10,000 SCHOOLS AND PARTICIPATE IN THIS YEAR’S NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BEE

The National Geographic Bee is an annual competition organized by the National Geographic Society, designed to inspire and reward students’ curiosity about the world. Students in grades four through eight (4-8) from 10,000 schools across the United States will compete in the 2018 National Geographic Bee for a chance to win college scholarships and the glory of being the National Geographic Bee Champion.

Any paid school employee can register their school for the National Geographic Bee online. The National Geographic Bee registration fee is $120 per school. Schools needing financial support can complete a Registration Discount Request form available here.


IMPORTANT BEE DATES

  • August 1, 2018: Registration opens
  • October 1, 2018: School GeoBee materials available for download
  • October 1–February 1, 2019: School GeoBees held; date and time determined locally
  • December 21: Registration by check closes.
  • December 22, 2018–January 25, 2019: Registration limited to credit card transactions
  • January 25: Last day for School GeoBee registration
  • February 1: Deadline for completion of online State GeoBee qualifying test.
  • March 4: State GeoBee qualifiers announced on NatGeoBee.org/results
  • March 29: State GeoBees held
  • May 19-22: National Championship held at National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Study Corner

National Geographic Society Education staff have collected resources to help students study for the GeoBee. Visit their Study Corner for study guides, apps, and Kahoots!

General description of GeoChallenge competition for fifth through eighth grade students.