"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." [National Geographic]  Any questions regarding registration or the school-level competition should be addressed to the Bee school line at (202) 828-6659.

The 2014 Indiana Geographic Bee will be held on Friday, April 4 at IUPUI.  The date is scheduled by the National Geographic Society four years in advance and all states, territories, and the district are required to hold their state-level competitions on this date. The next two state-level Bees will be held on Friday, March 27, 2015 and April 1, 2016.  For additional information, please contact the National Geographic Bee office at 202-828-6659.


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Knowledge of Geography is key to our ability to survive and compete in today's interconnected world.  It helps us to understand events and issues that affect everyone - including environmental problems, economic well being, and relationships with other nations.  We must know Geography if our state and country are to interact successfully and efficiently with the world around us.