"Which country has the highest population density in Asia -- Singapore or North Korea?"*
"Visitors to Channel Islands National Park in California can take a boat tour to see which animal -- penguin or gray whale?"*
It's time to get ready for the 2019-2020 National Geographic Society geography bee!
This year's National Geographic Society geography bee for Montgomery County home schoolers will be Tuesday, December 10 at 1:00 pm in Bethesda, MD.
All Montgomery County home schooled students in grades 4-8 are invited to participate. The Montgomery County bee also welcomes home schooled students in 4th-8th grade in other Maryland counties and the District of Columbia who choose to participate in the Montgomery County bee instead of any bee that may be held in their own county/district.
The winner of this school-level bee will be eligible to take a written exam to try to qualify for the Maryland state geography bee held in the spring.
I am frequently asked the question, "How should my student study for the bee?" The National Geographic Society provides no materials to prepare for the bee. I encourage students to prepare in whatever fashion best suits their interests and learning styles. Parents and students may find helpful some of the suggestions for preparation I have developed based on my 15 years of involvement with the bee.
This year, the bee registration fee will be $32 per student through Oct. 31 and $35 per student after Oct. 31, of which $20 will be refunded the day of the bee when the student shows up and participates in the bee. This is being done to avoid no-shows, which compromise our ability to hold an official bee for other students. The remaining portion of the student registration fee is used to defray the cost of the National Geographic Society bee registration fee and any necessary room rental.
Questions about the bee? Please contact Christine Keen, firstname.lastname@example.org
*Singapore, not North Korea, has the highest population density of any country in Asia.
*One might see gray whales, not penguins, in the waters off California's Channel Islands National Park.