Geography Bee

Welcome to GAMS Geography Bee (GeoBee) CompeGeography Bee Imagetition



What is the National Geographic GeoBee?    
 

The National Geographic GeoBee is a competition for public schools, private schools, and homeschools in the United States and its territories, as well as the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS). 

The National Geographic GeoBee is an annual competition designed to inspire and reward students' curiosity about the world.

Students in grades four through eight (4-8) from nearly 10,000 schools across the United States will compete in the 2019 National Geographic GeoBee for a chance to win college scholarships and the glory of being the National Geographic GeoBee Champion.

The National 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 level Geography Bee competition. 
  • State champions then travel to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to compete in the national championship. 

Three Levels of Competition

The National Geographic GeoBee includes three levels of competition; school, state, and national
  • School Competition: Schools conduct a GeoBee and name a school champion.
  • State Online Competition: 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 level GeoBee competition.
  • National Competition: Each state champion winner then travels to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to compete in the national championship.


GAMS Participation in the Geography Bee Competition

In 2016, 2018  and 2019 Greencastle-Antrim Middle School
students
qualified for the State Bee.


Competition Dates and Results
 
  • Friday, January 10, 2019: GAMS will be holding the school wide Geography Bee .  
  • Friday, February 7, 2019: Deadline for the State Online Competition - the GeoBee qualifying test. (GAMS student tested on January 20th.) 
  • Friday, March 27, 2020: State GeoBees held.
  • Spring 2020: National Championship held at National Geographic Society headquarters' in Washington, D.C.

GAMS competition results here.
National GeoBee competition key dates here.
 National GeoBee state and national competition results here.




 For information, please contact:

Mr. Marville
​8th Grade Social Studies Teacher