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.
2013 National Geographic Bee Dates:
For the second year in a row, a Texas Geographic Bee winner has become the National winner!
From NGS News:
At age 3, Rahul Nagvekar couldn't put down a globe. This week he turned 14, and his obsession has paid off. He can tell you—under klieg lights and televised pressure—which Bavarian city located on the Danube River was a legislative seat of the Holy Roman Empire from 1663 to 1806. Read more
Rahul Nagvekar, 13, didn't miss a question after 26 rounds of competition, earning the right to represent Texas at the National Geographic Bee finals May 22-24 in Washington, D.C. Asked which body of water connects the Gulf of Oman with the Persian Gulf, Rahul knew the answer: the Strait of Hormuz. Congratulations to Rahul and we wish him the best of luck in D.C. Read more.
Congratulations to the 2011 Texas and National Geographic Bee winner Tine Valencic
Videos two and three are of Tine. The first is a short biography and the second is a short interview, post-National Geographic Bee.
Hardest National Geographic Bee Yet Goes to 13-Year-Old
National Geographic News
May 20, 2009
Don't mess with Texas seventh grader Eric Yang—at least when it comes to geography.
Today the 13-year-old swept the toughest National Geographic Bee to date—with a perfect score.
Yang, of Griffin Middle School in The Colony, Texas, won the annual competition during a tie-breaker round with this question: "Timis County shares its name with a tributary of the Danube and is located in the western part of which European country?" Read More
|To find out how schools can register and receive contest materials for the National Geographic Bee, go to http://www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee/ or call the Bee line phone number at 1.202.828.6659.|