Do you know?

Do you know? (From NG)

(Questions) 1. Bordering the Gulf of Fonseca, Point Cosigüina is the westernmost point on the mainland of what country? 2. Descendants of escaped slaves live in the mountainous region known as the Cockpit Country southeast of Montego Bay on what Caribbean island? 3. Puerto Barrios, located on Amatique Bay, is one of the main ports in what country? 4. Darién National Park is located south of Puerto Obaldía in what country? 5. The Canarreos Archipelago lies off the southern coast of what Caribbean island country? 6. Cerro Chirripó, located in the Cordillera de Talamanca, is the highest peak in what country? 7. Roatán is the largest island off the northern coast of what country? 8. Achieving independence from France in 1804, which Caribbean country became the second republic in the Western Hemisphere? 9. Carriacou Island, which is part of the Windward Island chain, belongs to what country? 10. Sea salt is produced on Great Inagua, the southernmost island of what country? 11. At over 10,000 feet, Pico Duarte is the highest mountain in a Caribbean island country. Name this country. 12. What Persian Gulf country is formed by an archipelago of more than 30 low-lying islands? 13. Cozumel, located in the Caribbean Sea, is the largest inhabited island of what country? 14. The Putumayo River forms most of the boundary between Peru and what country to the north? 15. Tyre, a maritime city, is located on the Mediterranean coast in what country? 16. The Ustyurt Plateau lies between the Caspian and Aral Seas in Kazakhstan and what other Asian country north of Turkmenistan? 17. The East Frisian Islands, extending east from the estuary of the Ems River, belong to what European country? 18. The Karoo, a semiarid region of more than 100,000 square miles, lies mostly south of the Orange River in what African country? 19. Hiva Oa, one of the main islands in the Marquesas Islands, belongs to what European country? 20. Cape San Antonio, located southwest of the city of Pinar del Río, is the westernmost point of what Caribbean island? (Answers) 1. Bordering the Gulf of Fonseca, Point Cosigüina is the westernmost point on the mainland of what country? (Nicaragua) 2. Descendants of escaped slaves live in the mountainous region known as the Cockpit Country southeast of Montego Bay on what Caribbean island? (Jamaica) 3. Puerto Barrios, located on Amatique Bay, is one of the main ports in what country? (Guatemala) 4. Darién National Park is located south of Puerto Obaldía in what country? (Panama) 5. The Canarreos Archipelago lies off the southern coast of what Caribbean island country? (Cuba) 6. Cerro Chirripó, located in the Cordillera de Talamanca, is the highest peak in what country? (Costa Rica) 7. Roatán is the largest island off the northern coast of what country? (Honduras) 8. Achieving independence from France in 1804, which Caribbean country became the second republic in the Western Hemisphere? (Haiti) 9. Carriacou Island, which is part of the Windward Island chain, belongs to what country? (Grenada) 10. Sea salt is produced on Great Inagua, the southernmost island of what country? (Bahamas) 11. At over 10,000 feet, Pico Duarte is the highest mountain in a Caribbean island country. Name this country. (Dominican Republic) 12. What Persian Gulf country is formed by an archipelago of more than 30 low-lying islands? (Bahrain) 13. Cozumel, located in the Caribbean Sea, is the largest inhabited island of what country? (Mexico) 14. The Putumayo River forms most of the boundary between Peru and what country to the north? (Columbia) 15. Tyre, a maritime city, is located on the Mediterranean coast in what country? (Lebanon) 16. The Ustyurt Plateau lies between the Caspian and Aral Seas in Kazakhstan and what other Asian country north of Turkmenistan? (Uzbekistan) 17. The East Frisian Islands, extending east from the estuary of the Ems River, belong to what European country? (Germany) 18. The Karoo, a semiarid region of more than 100,000 square miles, lies mostly south of the Orange River in what African country? (South Africa) 19. Hiva Oa, one of the main islands in the Marquesas Islands, belongs to what European country? (France) 20. Cape San Antonio, located southwest of the city of Pinar del Río, is the westernmost point of what Caribbean island? (Cuba)

Why Geography Bee?

Why Geography Bee?

Preparing for this competition is a fun way of learning about places and people, all across the world! It increases geographic knowledge and helps children in becoming champions. It instills in them the universal principles of education – the desire to learn, the ability to focus, the discipline to stay on course, the importance of working hard, an opportunity to understand novel concepts and to make a sense of every day, world events .
Preparing for Geography Bee leads to learning important life lessons that are absolute pre-requisites for higher achievement.

Why Geography?

Why Geography?

In an increasingly interconnected, interdependent and compressed world, knowing about the world and the happenings around will enable us to understand how remote events have the ability to impact people's lives all around the world. Geography connects physical systems, cultural characteristics, evolution and modification of environments and availability and distribution of resources. Being Geographically literate and by having a mental map of the world, children will have a decent chance to become global citizens and consequently, primed to be active players on the world stage. They are also more likely to appreciate Mother Earth as the homeland of humankind, for making wise management decisions about how the planet's resources should be conserved and used in the next century.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

GeoBee Fact File - October, 2014 - Part TWO

Use this section to post NEW facts as you learn them.  These facts should be in a statement or in a Q/A format.  Ensure that all posts are precise, accurate for content and are properly edited.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Get Ready for this Year's Competition...




What should you learn?
Here are some pointers.  Learn these facts so well that you should be able to answer related questions on a dime.  The more meticulous you are in your preparation, that much better off you would be in advancing in the competition.

USA
States, capitals, regions,  major cities and towns, nick names, mountains, rivers, tourist attractions, bordering states and boundaries, state symbols and mottoes, national parks, major industries and current events. Label a blank map of the country with state names, mountains, rivers and tourist attractions. Note the relative location of each state, its neighbors and associated geographical features.

WORLD
Countries, capitals, regions, provinces and states, major cities and towns, geographic sobriquets, bordering countries and boundaries, mountains, rivers (origin, flow and mouth), tourist attractions, country flags and symbols, flora and fauna, national parks, natural resources, major industries, major exports and agricultural products, minerals and mines, islands, straits, archipelagos, isthmii, oceans and seas, gulfs and bays, ocean currents, deserts, volcanoes, currencies, religions, languages, major ethnic groups and native populations, natural hazards and current events. Label a blank map of each continent with each country's name and its mountains, rivers and tourist attractions. Note the relative location of each country, its neighbors and associated geographical features.

This, by no means, is a complete list.  But, if you know many of the facts in these categories, you will have a good chance of finishing at the top!      
Best of Luck!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

GeoBee Fact File - October, 2014 - Part ONE

Use this section to post new facts as you learn them. These facts should be in a statement or in a Q/A format. Ensure that all posts are precise, accurate for content and are properly edited.

GeoBee News of the Day - October, 2014

As you follow important events around the world, make a note of them from the competition perspective and post the facts here in a statement or in a Q&A format.
Emphasize the geographical aspects of the place more than the main news/event itself.
Make sure that the posts are accurate, complete and are properly worded.

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Centre clears change in names of Karnataka cities, Belgaum now Belagavi

New Delhi, Oct 17, 2014 (PTI)
Here are the new names approved by the Central Government - Bangalore is already known as Bengaluru.
Belgaum  now Belagavi
Mangalore now Mangaluru
Bellary now Ballari 
Bijapur now Vijapura
Chikmagalur changed to Chikkamagaluru
Gulbarga changed to Kalaburagi
Mysore changed to Mysure
Hospet changed to Hosapete
Shimoga changed to Shivamogga
Hubli changed to Hubballi
Tumkur changed to Tumakuru
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OSLO, Norway (AP) — Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their work for children’s rights
Read more: 17-year-old child rights activist wins Nobel Peace Prize.






















Watch the announcement -
http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2014/10/10/nobel-peace-prize-winner-earlystart.cnn.html


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Cat 5 Cyclone Hudhud Heading towards Andhra Pradesh and Odisha




























Thermo-dynamic picture of Bay of Bengal





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Shrinking Aral Sea...


































(From CNN)


The Aral Sea was once the world's fourth-largest lake. Now much of it is a vast toxic desert straddling the bordersof Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, two former Soviet states in central Asia.
In recently released images, NASA's Earth Observatory shows the extent of the lake's recession over the past 14 years.
The damage reached its peak this year, when the eastern lobe of the South Aral Sea -- which actually was the center of the original lake -- dried up completely.
Until the 1960s, the Aral Sea was fed by two rivers, the Amu Darya and Syr Darya, which brought snowmelt from mountains to the southeast, and local rainfall. But in the 1960s the Soviet Union diverted water from the two rivers into canals to supply agriculture in the region.
With the loss of water, the lake began to recede and its salinity levels began to rise. Fertilizers and chemical runoff contaminated the lake bed. As the lakebed became exposed, winds blew the contaminated soil onto the surrounding croplands, meaning even more water was needed to make the land suitable for agriculture, according to an Earth Observatory release.
The falling water levels changed the local climate, too. Without the lake water to moderate temperatures, winters became colder and summers hotter, the Earth Observatory said.
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Welcome to BioMuseo in Panama...




(CNN) -- It stands at the entrance to the Panama Canal and took longer than the waterway to build, but a brightly colored biodiversity museum designed by architect Frank Gehry has finally celebrated its official opening
BioMuseo, a 4,000-square-meter exhibition space and botanical park, has been commissioned to highlight Panama's natural wonders and its role as a geological bridge between two continents.With its vivid appearance, BioMuseo has become a familiar sight to ships using the Canal's eastern gateway and to people using the nearby Bridge of Amerithat connects to an offshore archipelago.  Although its shape is reminiscent of Gehry's earlier works -- which include landmarks such as the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles -- its bold color scheme is a departure.It's Gehry's first in Latin America, despite the fact his wife is Panamanian.


Visitors to BioMuseo will pass through a series of galleries incorporating interactive dioramas, including "Panamarama" -- a three-level, 12-screen projection space intended to create an immersive rainforest experience.Built on a former U.S. military base, the exhibition is described on the museum's website as "a combination of art and science that leads the visitor to experience a marvelous phenomenon."