National Geographic Bee
Each year thousands of schools in the US 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 4 through 8 are eligible for this entertaining and challenging test of geographic knowledge.
National Geographic Bee Previous Broadcasts
KQED Kids: Sun, May 24, 2015 -- 2:00 PM
The annual National Geographic Bee returns for the 27th consecutive year. This year, award-winning journalist, speaker, producer and television host Soledad O'Brien will serve as host and moderator. The 2015 National Geographic Bee will feature fourth- to eighth-graders vying for the Bee crown and the top prize of a $50,000 college scholarship and lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society. Second and third prizes are college scholarships of $15,000 and $10,000. The finalists, all winners of their state-level geographic bees, have triumphed over a field of nearly 4 million students to earn a place in the national championships. They represent the 50 states, District of Columbia, Atlantic Territories, Pacific Territories and Department of Defense Dependents Schools.
- KQED Kids: Mon, May 25, 2015 -- 1:00 AM
- KQED Kids: Sun, May 24, 2015 -- 7:00 PM