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.
Deadline for registration ($90): October 15, 2011
Late registration ends ($110): December 9, 2011
School Bees: November 14, 2011-January 13, 2012
Qualifying Test received by: January 31, 2012
State Bees: March 30, 2012
National Bee: May 22-23, 2012 http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee/