Baxter Waltermire, a sixth grader at North Fork Community Montessori School, will be competing in the 2013 Colorado National Geographic Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek. This is the 25th anniversary of the bee.
Bees were held in schools with fourth through eighth grade students throughout the state to determine each school's bee winner. Each school's winner then took a qualifying test submitted to the National Geographic Society. The students with the top 100 scores are invited to compete at the state level.
The 2013 Colorado National Geographic Bee will be held in Sturm Hall at the University of Denver on Friday, April 5.
The state winner will receive $100, the "Complete National Geographic on DVD," and a trip to Washington, D.C., where the winner will represent Colorado in the national finals at National Geographic Society headquarters, May 20-22. The first-place national winner will receive a $25,000 college scholarship and lifetime membership in the society. The national winner will also travel, along with one parent or guardian, all expenses paid, to the Galapagos Islands. The winner will experience geography firsthand through up-close encounters with the wildlife and landscape of Galapagos. Travel for the trip is provided by Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic.
National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild will air the final round of the 2013 National Geographic Bee, moderated by Alex Trebek, on Thursday, May 23, and re-broadcast on public television stations.
The National Geographic Society is one of the world's largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Founded in 1888 to "increase and diffuse geographic knowledge," the society's mission is to inspire people to care about the planet. The society has funded more than 10,000 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects and supports an education program promoting geography literacy. For more information, visit www.nationalgeographic.com.blog comments powered by Disqus