2018 GeoBee Champ Celebrates Big Win in the Galápagos

The 2018 National Geographic GeoBee Champion, Venkat Ranjan (a.k.a. Venky), recently experienced a “life-changing” week aboard the National Geographic Endeavour II in the Galápagos Islands.   In addition to a college scholarship and a lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society, Ranjan won an all-expenses-paid expedition when he took top honors at the 30th annual National Geographic GeoBee last May. The trip was provided by … Continue reading 2018 GeoBee Champ Celebrates Big Win in the Galápagos

Are your students ready for the GeoBee? Let’s help them prepare!

Good geographers combine information from different sources to arrive at logical conclusions. Through participating in the National Geographic GeoBee, your students will use the knowledge they have of the basic patterns of climate, geology, vegetation, landforms, human settlement, history, migration, and commerce—combined with their knowledge of regions and place-names—to answer questions. GeoBee questions are designed to teach students about these topics in varied ways, and … Continue reading Are your students ready for the GeoBee? Let’s help them prepare!

Ready, Set, GeoBee! Educators Share Tips for GeoBee Success

This post was written by Chelsea Zillmer, director of the National Geographic GeoBee! Things really start to buzz this time of year at National Geographic as we help nearly 10,000 schools across the U.S. prepare for the National Geographic GeoBee. The first level of the annual competition for grades 4-8 is the school-level. School competitions can vary in size from the minimum requirement of six … Continue reading Ready, Set, GeoBee! Educators Share Tips for GeoBee Success

Five Fast Figures about the National Geographic Bee

It’s Bee Season here at National Geographic! Every year, the best young geography minds in the country converge at our headquarters here in Washington, D.C., to match wits and wisdom. Here are some numbers to keep in mind: 1 moderator Mo Rocca will be returning as our National Geographic Bee moderator. This will be the third year Mo will join the Beehive. Soledad O’Brien preceded … Continue reading Five Fast Figures about the National Geographic Bee

Mo Rocca to Moderate 2016 National Geographic Bee

It’s another busy, exciting year for the National Geographic Bee. Over the past seven months, around 3 million students in almost 10,000 schools across the country have participated in their school bees and taken the qualifying test to participate in the state competition. Those state Bees are coming up quickly on April 1, but we have some exciting news about the Bee that just couldn’t … Continue reading Mo Rocca to Moderate 2016 National Geographic Bee