With the end of winter here, on the calendar at least, I return to my favorite topic. Being outside. I am so thankful that we l create the three Friday opportunity for students to ski in late January and February as part of our curriculum, but I must admit February into March is a long period of time before we can guarantee that we can take students outside daily. I am reminded that Richard Louv, author of “Last Child in the Woods”, reminds us that our young people do not have enough time in nature. He is focused on woods and places that are not built up. As I have written a few times before, I cannot agree with him more on this topic. I intentionally schedule times to be outside at this time of the year. What I think is most surprising to me once I get outdoors is perspective. Simply put, I see something in a different way almost all of the time. There is not a formula to how I reach the result, but I do find that I am able to get a new outlook on a situation- however minor it might be. Try it sometime.