New York State Geographic Bee

The National Geographic Bee is a competition for middle school students held annually in local schools up to the finals in Washington, DC. Currently schools who have registered for the Bee are holding their school competitions, and the winners take a written test to qualify for the next level, the state Bees. 

The New York State Bee will be held at the NY State Museum in Albany on April 6th. The top hundred students from across the state will be participating in this competition. In the morning there is a preliminary round. This narrows the field down to ten qualifiers. (If necessary there will be a tie-breaker competition). These ten student-geographers will compete in the final round. This part of the state bee is open to the public. It usually starts after 1 PM, depending on the tie-breakers. The student who wins the Bee will represent New York in the National Bee in May. 

Several members of the New York Geographic Alliance will help out with the Bee as moderators, scorekeepers, and timekeepers. The Coordinator of the NY Bee is Jeanne O'Brien. If you have any questions abour the Bee, we suggest that you contact her. For those of you who are trying to make it to the New York State Bee, we wish you the best of luck. We hope to see you in Albany on April 6th. 

Happy 30th Birthday to the National Bee!

222 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12230
Event Date: 
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 5:30am