Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. The contest is designed to encourage teachers to include geography in their classrooms, spark student interest in the subject, and increase public awareness about geography. Schools with students in grades four through eight are eligible for this entertaining and challenging test of geographic knowledge.
2014 National Geographic Bee Dates:
Registration Deadline – October 15, 2013
School Level Bees – November 11, 2013 – January 15, 2014
State Level – April 4, 2014
National Level – May 19-21, 2014
The National Geographic Bee Finals is hosted by Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek. At the 2013 National Geographic Bee, Alex Trebek announced that that was his last year hosting the bee. Newscaster Soledad O’ Brian will be taking his place next year.
May 19, 2014 - May 21, 2014
October 15, 2013
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