School registration for the 25th annual Bee is now open. Since the National Geographic Bee made its debut in 1989, millions of American school children have competed in this annual geography contest. Schools with any of the grades four through eight are eligible to participate. Principals must register the school. The fee is $100 before the deadline of October 15, 2012, and $120 from that date until December 14, 2012. Schools receive the questions and other materials needed to conduct their Bee. The national champion will receive a $25,000 college scholarship, lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society, and a trip to the Galápagos Islands. For detailed information and registration instructions, visit www.nationalgeographic.com/geobee.
Watch the winning moment from the national finals of the 2012 National Geographic Bee: