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Rowan hosts New Jersey State Geography Bee

Date: Friday, April 5, 2013


The New Jersey State Geography Bee is being held on Friday, April 5, 2013 at Rowan University in Boyd Recital Hall (Wilson Hall).  Sponsored by Google and Plum Creek, the Geography Bee program is a national education competition sponsored by the National Geographic Society designed to encourage the teaching and study of geography which promotes a deeper understanding of our world in our young people. Schools from all 50 U.S. states, the U.S. territories, and the U.S. Department of Defense schools can participate in the National Geographic Bee.  The 100 fourth to eight grade students who will be joining our campus community next Friday are coming from all over New Jersey to try to represent New Jersey in the National Geography Bee. Our New Jersey state winner will be invited to National Geographic headquarters in late May to compete in the national finals for scholarships in the amount of U.S. $25,000, $15,000 and $10,000.

Due to our involvement as the home of the New Jersey Geographic Education Alliance, Rowan University is hosting this event for the fourth consecutive year.  Approximately thirty current and former Rowan students will be volunteering their time to help the Bee run smoothly.  Seven faculty members will also be participating as judges and moderators at all levels of the competition from the preliminary rounds to the final ten students who compete for the New Jersey title.  Six of the participating faculty are from the Department of Geography & Environment, while Dr. Bill Carrigan from the Department of History will moderate the final round.

The College of Humanities & Social Sciences appreciates the support of our faculty, students and alumni who help to make this annual event a success.

Location: Eynon Ballroom, Chamberlain Student Center