What is the National Geographic GeoBee competition?
For the first time, the GeoBee national competition was held in conjunction with the first ever National Geographic GeoChallenge national competition. The two competitions are collectively called 2019 Geo Championships and took place May 19-22, 2019, at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C.
How long has the Geobee been around?
The National Geographic Society is deeply proud of the 33-year legacy of the GeoBee and the millions of students, educators, parents, schools, and others who have participated in this iconic competition.
Why did National Geographic get rid of the Geobee?
After many conversations and reflections with students, educators, and community members, we’ve made the decision to permanently discontinue the National Geographic GeoBee to make way for new, transformative, and innovative geography education opportunities in which students around the globe can more equitably participate.
What happened to GeoBee 2020-21?
In 2020, recognizing the difficult circumstances school communities found themselves in to safely educate students during the COVID-19 pandemic, we made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020-2021 GeoBee and instead focus on reimagining what a global geography experience for young people could look like entirely.
Where can I find the answer key for the Geobee?
Then, students can answer the questions using the map they completed! The answer key for both parts can be found starting on page 8, along with additional free study resources ! Students can prepare for the National Geographic GeoBee—either at home or in the classroom—using this study toolkit.
Why join GeoBee?
We are inspired by the passion and energy of the GeoBee community, and hope you’ll join us on the journey ahead to continue engaging learners as solution-seekers harnessing the power of geography.