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To some, taking a walk on the beach in the middle of winter might not sound like fun. But for fourth-graders in New Bedford Public Schools, beach walks with the Coalition as part of the city’s Sea Lab program – no matter what time of year – are opening a new window to learning, exploration, and imagination on Buzzards Bay.

Imagine it: Sunlight sparkles on the water, the canvas overhead is stretched taut, saltwater sprays up and outward, and the only sound comes from the wind driving you forward across the bay.

We get it: When temperatures drop, you might spend a bit more of your week inside than outside. But when cabin fever strikes, there’s no better way to chase off winter’s chill than with some time spent outdoors.

Greg Stone often tells people that the best place to take pictures is “right where you are.” Though it might seem like you need to travel to exotic locations to capture that frame-worthy — or Instagram-worthy — image, Stone’s images from his home town of Westport show time and time again that the best nature photos are those that “see the extraordinary in the ordinary,” as he puts it.

Onset residents may notice a flurry of extra activity around Onset Beach in the coming weeks as builders with the Valle Group conclude work on the Onset Bathhouse foundation for the season. Meanwhile, the Coalition is gearing up for another summer of sailing, kayaking, swimming, and outdoor exploration on Onset Bay.

Many an angler will tell you that they fell in love with the sport of fishing from a young age. With a variety of habitats to explore, the area around Buzzards Bay is a perfect spot to get your kids accustomed to safe, responsible, and fun freshwater angling, too! Whether from a boat or pier, on a marsh, pond, or river, fishing the fresh waters of Southeastern Massachusetts is sure to have you and your kids hooked.