CREATE A FUN EVENT AT YOUR SCHOOL AND SEE IF YOU CAN FIND THE NEXT STATE OR NATIONAL CHAMPION!
SCHOOLS MUST REGISTER BY JANUARY 24, 2020
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, 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.
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, 2019: Registration opens
- October 1, 2019–February 1, 2020: School GeoBees held; date and time determined locally
- January 24, 2020: Last day for School GeoBee registration
- February 7, 2020: Deadline for completion of online State GeoBee qualifying test.
- March 2, 2020: State GeoBee qualifiers announced on NatGeoBee.org/results
- March 27, 2020: State GeoBees held (CA bee at Fresno State University)
- TBD: National Championship held at National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C.
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!