Retirement from a career in public education creates time for numerous adult learning and community volunteer opportunities for Shirley Humphries. Her parents valued learning, modelled engagement in community and ensured nature was an integral part of her early years. Shirley is an advocate for, a volunteer with, and a donor to NCC Saskatchewan. She enjoys taking photos and making mini shows of as well as learning from the NCC activities in which she participates. Shirley appreciates the public access to NCC-managed lands and knows following generations will have similar opportunities to experience nature to those she took for granted as a child.