ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-09-069

Date Created : 11/05/2008


Co-op Directors
Elementary Principals
Middle School Principals
other: Social Studies Teachers 4-8

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Central Administration - Dr. Diana Julian, Deputy Commissioner
National Geographic Bee

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Julie Hill

Phone Number:


The National Geographic Bee is a school competition for students in any grades 4-8. Excite students about the world and reward excellence in knowledge of geography by giving students a chance to compete in a school geographic bee.

The final deadline for registration has been extended to December 12, 2008. School-level Bees can be held up to January 16, 2009. Go to for complete information and other dates and deadlines.

Principals must register schools to receive the contest materials necessary to conduct a school-level Bee. All that is needed is a letter on school letterhead, signed by the principal, with the $70 registration fee (check or purchase order payable to National Geographic). The registration is not refundable, so make sure the school registers only once. If paying by purchase order (PO), note that when the school sends payment, the PO must be clear that the check is payment on a PO that was sent earlier so that the school will not be entered twice in the system.

Mail the registration letter and fee, in the same envelope, to National Geographic Bee, National Geographic Society, 1145 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036-4688.

National Geographic looks forward to many more schools giving students the opportunity to excel and also to be encouraged to know more about the world in which the students live and share, by participating in the National Geographic Bee.


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