Geography lovers, we’re getting ready for the National Geographic Geography Bee. The National Geographic GeoBee is an annual competition, developed by the National Geographic Society in 1988, to promote geographic knowledge among young people in the United States and to inspire and reward students’ curiosity about the world.

How It Works

The National Geographic GeoBee includes three levels of competition; school, state, and national. Schools conduct a GeoBee and name a school champion. The school champion takes a proctored online qualifying test and the top-100-ranked students in each state qualify to represent their school at the State GeoBee competition. State champions are then invited to compete in the national championship in Washington DC. Saint Patrick Catholic School level GeoBee will be held in January 2020.

GeoClub

The academic competition is open to students in grades 4-8. Students are invited to join the GeoClub for games and practice questions. GeoClub meets Wednesdays, 3:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M., in Mr. Miller’s room starting on November 13. GeoClub prepares students for the GeoBee covering topics like geography, civilizations, cultures, physical features, and more.

There’s An App

Download the GeoBee Challenge on your favorite mobile device! This app is available for iOS and Android. Explore the world while testing your smarts. Now bigger and better with beautiful maps from National Geographic. Download the app and start practicing! Try to get to round 15 before the GeoClub’s first meeting on Wednesday, November 13, at 3:00 PM! This week’s topic is US Geography.

The Geo Club invites parents to get involved too! Come to GeoClub!

Questions?

Donna Añel

donna.a.anel@gmail.com