October 15, 2006 (DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 8, 2006)
National Geographic Bee—Registration deadline
Principals of schools with any grades 4-8 can find out how to register their schools at www.nationalgeographic.com/geographicbee.
November 13, 2006–January 12, 2007
National Geographic Bee—School level Bees take place
All across the country schools that registered to receive contest materials are holding their Bees. Find out more at www.nationalgeographic.com/geographicbee.
March 30, 2007
National Geographic Bee—State level competitions
School Bee winners who qualify to move on to the state level will test their geographic knowledge for the chance to advance to the national level. Go to www.nationalgeographic.com/geographicbee.
May 22–23, 2007
National Geographic Bee—National level competition
Fifty-five students from across the U.S. and its territories will compete for the national championship and first place prize of a $25,000 college scholarship. Find out more at www.nationalgeographic.com/geographicbee.
EarthCurrent News Digest Get the news that National Geographic explorers, researchers, and writers use to keep current on the world. Compiled by the National Geographic Society Libraries and Information Services, EarthCurrent is available exclusively for Geographic staffand, now, EdNet members.
The twice-weekly, bite-size digest contains links to global news stories on classroom-perfect topics such as archaeology and paleontology, exploration and adventure, weather, peoples and cultures, plants and animals, science and technology, and much more.
Simply scan the organized list for articles you can use in your teachingand bring a National Geographic touch to your classroom.