Yesterday, National Geographic celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Geo Bee and bid farewell to Alex Trebek as he hosted the Bee for the last time by heading to a new venue, the historic National Theatre in downtown Washington, DC. Typically, the event is hosted in our very own auditorium at National Geographic headquarters, but we changed things up to mark the momentous occasion.
If you didn’t have the chance to snag tickets, which were open to the public this year, we’ve got you covered. Watch all the geo drama unfold tonight at 7P when the nation’s smartest geography brainiacs descend on Washington D.C. for the finals of the 2013 National Geographic Bee. Nat Geo will bring viewers every nail-biting moment of the final round as these students put it all on the line, competing for coveted prizes: third place receives $10,000 scholarship, 2nd place $15,000, and the winner receives a $25,000 college scholarship, lifetime membership to the National Geographic Society and a trip for two to the Galapagos Islands.
Do you think you have the smarts to compete with these talented children? Take our very own Geo Bee Quiz, based on actual Bee questions. Think you’re a wiz? Here was yesterday’s winning question… do you know the answer?
“Because Earth bulges at the equator, the point that is farthest from Earth’s center is the summit of a peak in Ecuador. Name this peak.”