As soon as the first flake fell from the sky, I heard joyous screaming and giggling from outside my office. Twenty or so Maine Coast Semester students had evacuated the dining hall and classrooms to romp in the snow. It was an inspiring sight as they started rolling snowballs, sliding on the Quad, and making snow angels. One student from Georgia yelled, “We just had to get outside! It’s snowing!” I smiled when I heard the comment, because that is one way I sum up my job: I help people “Get outside!” I cannot imagine a better way to express my passion for my work. Last summer Chewonki sent 475 students out on wilderness trips. It makes me incredibly happy to think about all the learning that happened during those experiences. So many students grow in so many ways while they are with us. I love being a part of their journey, whether that means planning a five-week expedition in northern Canada and knowing I’ll hear the tales of the trip afterwards, or witnessing the joy of experiencing snow for the first time on the Quad.