OLOL Geography Bee

Grades 4-8

We are Going to BEE in the Geography Bee!

Lourdes Regional will be participating in both the Diocesan Geography Bee and the National Geographic Bee. All students in 4th - 8th grades will take part. Families are strongly encouraged to use the resources listed below to help prepare your child.

Preliminary Paper Exam - First Week of January

  • All students in grades 4-8 will take a multiple choice exam
  • Highest scorers from each grade in addition to other high scoring qualifiers will move on to Preliminary Oral Rounds

Preliminary Oral Rounds - Late January


  • The qualifiers from the paper exam will compete in 6 rounds of oral competition in the classroom.
  • 10 Contestants will move on to the School Bee (each of these contestants will be awarded a National Geographic Bee prize)
  • School Bee - Catholic Schools Week - February

    Final Round & Championship Round (During Catholic Schools Week)


    • 10 contestants will compete in the Final Round
    • 2 finalists will be determined and the Championship round will commence.
    • The Championship round will produce our SCHOOL CHAMPION/State Qualifier

    Diocesan Bee - March 7

    • The school champion will participate in the Diocesan Geography Bee Wednesday March 7 at the Cardinal Keeler Center in Harrisburg.
    • The school champion will also take the online State Qualifying Test for a chance to represent our school in the State Geography Bee in April

    National Geographic Bee - May

    • State champions participate in the National Geographic Bee
    • Held in Washington DC May 20-23
    • SET YOUR SIGHTS HIGH!
    Study Corner

    Click here to go to National Geographic for resources or use the convenient links below.

    Study Guide

    All homerooms in 4th through 8th grades have a copy of the National Geographic Bee Study Guide 3rd Ed. This can be used in school or borrowed with permission from the teacher.

    Purchase your own Study Guide

    You can purchase your own 5th edition study guide, available from Amazon at this link: How to Ace the National Geographic Bee.