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 motivate students to learn about the world and how it works.  The Bridgewater-Emery 4th-8th graders will have the chance to participate in the Bee again this year. 


There are three levels of competition:  school, state, and national. 

  • Preliminary school competition: Tuesday, January 21st, 2020. All 4th-8th grade students are welcome to participate in this written test. The top six students with the highest scores will advance to the school finals.

  • Final school competition: Friday, January 25, 2020. Top six students will compete at our school in front of an audience where questions will be asked by a moderator.


The winning student at each school must take a qualifying test online by February 7th, 2020.  The top 100 highest-scoring students in each state will advance to the state competition scheduled to be held Friday, March 27, 2020 in Aberdeen, South Dakota.


The state Bee champion advances to the national championship in Washington, D.C. to be held in May.


Students can prepare for the Bee using these resources:


Check out the National Geographic books available for purchase online:

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