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A Natural Remedy

Why children need to spend time outdoors
Kids these days! They spend way too much time on screens with distance learning, and then after school, they usually want to play video games or watch a show.

Feel the Freedom

Bicycle commuting for students of all ages
The beginning of a new school year represents a fresh start – new classes, new people and opportunities. Like the beginning of a new year, back-to-school can be the perfect time to set goals and resolutions.

Let's take it Outside!

Outdoor Adventures for Mother's Day.
Editor's note: This story from Bend Nest, our parenting magazine, was written before state parks, national forest trailheads and other locales closed due to coronavirus. Be sure to check with the land manager before visiting to get information on re-openings!

Free the Ocean

Kids help remove plastic from oceans and beaches while answering daily trivia questions
Bend native Mimi Ausland, who, with her dad, started the site when she was a kid, has a new venture into the world of doing good things — this time saving our oceans from destructive plastic pollution.

2020 is the Year!

Winter excitement at Mt. Bachelor
If you're new to Bend or even if you've lived here a while, it's time to head up to Mt. Bachelor to check out what's new for 2020. This season, Central Oregon's famed ski area, the sixth largest in North America, has ramped up activities to guarantee that everyone falls in love with the snow.





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