The National Geographic Bee is an annual competition organized by the National Geographic Society, designed to inspire and reward students’ curiosity about the world. Students in grades four through eight (4-8) from 10,000 schools across the United States will compete in the 2018 National Geographic Bee for a chance to win college scholarships and the glory of being the National Geographic Bee Champion.
The GeoChallenge is a standards-based competition from the National Geographic Society that challenges student groups in grades five through eight to develop a creative solution to a real-world problem. Participating students form teams of between four and six people. These groups respond to a problem, challenge, or critical issue by using research, collaboration, creativity, and communication to create and present real-world solutions. The best projects have the chance to move on to a regional competition.
The Pennsylvania Alliance for Geographic Education supports the National Geographic Bee and the GeoChallenge by encouraging educators to run school-wide Bees, guiding students to create projects for the GeoChallenge, and volunteering at the PA Geographic Bee, held each year at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg. For more information about the National Geographic Bee and GeoChallenge, visit the following links: