ARIZONA GEOGRAPHIC BEE
FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014
ASU Memorial Union, Tempe, AZ
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Beckie Seybert-Coordinator AZ Geographic Bee
Map of the ASU Campus in Tempe.
Closest visitor parking is in the Apache Blvd Parking Garage at Apache Blvd & Normal Ave.
Hourly rates are $3 with a maximum of $10 per day.
There are public transportation options to get to the Campus which you might also investigate including the Metro Light Rail
and the City of Tempe Orbit System http://www.tempe.gov/index.aspx?page=428
Arizona Geographic Alliance
And the ASU School of Geographical Sciences & Urban Planning
Invite you to a Reception after the Geographic Bee
Lattie Coor Building
Fifth Floor Room 5501 and balcony
at the end of the Bee (approx 1:00 pm -- 2:30 pm)
Cookies, Lemonade, Iced Tea
Demonstrations of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Geography activities and games
Thanks to all of you who have responded. I cannot guarantee that everyone will get the shirt size you want, but I'll do my best. National Geographic sends shirts in adult sizes M-XL and only a
certain number of each. If you have not RSVP yet, please do so as soon as possible. The Bee is only 1 week away.
I am looking forward to meeting all of you.
1)Go to the ASU map and locate parking and develop a plan for walking to the Memorial Union
2) Allow time for walking. The MU is centrally located and easy to find
3)Locate one of the posters (near the elevator) on the second floor and find your name.
4)Locate your preliminary room.
5) Be patient and wait for your room's officials to allow you to enter.
6) Some rooms are small. Please allow parents of contestants first choice of seats. Then fill in. Don't move chairs from one room to another.
2014 Bee letter
The press release is for you to fill out and submit to your local newspaper.
If you can't open or copy, one will be in the mailing.
LABELS HAVE ARRIVED AND LETTERS WILL BE GOING OUT THIS WEEKEND!
IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE YOURS BY THE END OF NEXT WEEK-PLEASE CONTACT BECKIE SEYBERT!
Hopefully everyone has received their letters.
Please remember to RSVP to Beckie.
RECEPTION FOLLOWING THE BEE
This is a wonderful opportunity to see geography in action. Several students who once participated
in the Bee are now working on degrees in Geography.>
Some of the preliminary rooms may be small. Please allow parents of the contestants to be seated first.
After all parents are accommodated, then others may be seated in the remaining seats.
There will be plenty of seats for everyone in the finals.
If you would like to volunteer-contact Beckie!
Check out parking on the ASU campus before arriving. Print a copy of the map-plan ahead!
o All students are winners! Whether you make it to the final 10 contestants or not, plan on supporting those that do.
You would have planned to stay the entire day if you had made it to the top ten.
o T-shirts and certificates will be handed out after the finals in the preliminary round room in which you competed after the final competition.
o Please to do not ask for exceptions or that the certificate and T-shirt be mailed.
The National Geographic supports the participation of students with physical disabilities such as vision or hearing, in the National Geographic Bee.
The teacher of a physically disabled student should immediately notify the National Geographic Bee office at 202-828-6659.
This notification must take place at least two weeks before the state Bee on April 4, 2014. The director of the Bee and the school, working with the family, will discuss any accommodations that might be needed for the physically disabled student.
Video taping of the Bee is not allowed except by official representatives of the media. Please do not take photographs during the questioning part of the competition.
There will opportunities when the students are directly competing. Turn off cell phones, no texting, or taking pictures.
What to Wear? Pants, dresses, skirts, neat knit or dress shirts, blouses. Please no shorts or t-shirts. Neat and clean.
Bee Letter 2014