The National Geographic California State Geographic Bee will be held at Fresno State 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 31. The annual event will feature 100 4-8th graders from throughout the state competing to qualify for the National Geographic Bee. Competitions are being held in all 50 states that day, leading up to the national finals May 14-17 in Washington, D.C. where 51 state champions will compete for the top spot. The finals will be nationally-televised May 19 on the National Geographic Channel. The California competition schedule begins with registration at 8 a.m. and the opening session from 8:30-9 a.m. in North Gym 118 followed by the preliminary rounds in nearby classrooms. Follow with #NatGeoBee. INFO: Sean Boyd, a lecturer in the Department of Geography and City and Regional Planning, at 559.278.2797 or Full press release and media advisory to come.