For most of our lives in the Sonoran Desert, the ocean is but a distant destination. But our decisions made during our daily routines can seriously affect the oceans around the world. But how can you help protect the oceans?


None of the eight Arizona students at the Scripps National Spelling Bee made the list of 41 finalists who will vie for the national title, but they tried to "relish the experience" of being among the 519 spellers.READ MORE

All kids eat free (toddlers to 18 years of age) at various TUSD schools and community sites starting Monday, June 4, through Friday, July 18, 2018. READ MORE

A column on mental health by Cathexis, 6280 E. Pima Street, Suite 100


With teachers getting ready for the big #RedforEd walkout, beginning Wednesday afternoon, get information about which districts are closing and what your options are as a parent. READ MORE

As teachers' #RedforEd walkout heats up with a planned walk out for better pay and school funding, many schools will be shutting their door. 

Below are some resources that are available to parents who are looking for options for their children, aside from taking them to work. 

Be sure to check back for more in the coming days!READ MORE

In the battle of the sexes, who actually has the superior intellect?READ MORE

From May to August, the Oro Valley Aquatic Center (23 W. Calle Concordia) will be hosting several events to help kids and families beat the Arizona heat!READ MORE

April is a great time of year to live in Tucson, but for some kids, April is also a time of stress as they prepare for the AzMERIT tests.READ MORE

Join Bear Essential News at booth #303 this weekend for prizes, meet the Science Cat with his new name, and enter a raffle to win Diamondbacks tickets! READ MORE