Just a little over a week ago, I took a trip down to Washington, D.C. to be recognized for my book, A Kid’s Guide to Keeping Chickens. I won one of the AAAS/Subaru SB & F Prize for Excellence in Science Books. I am a bit embarrassed to admit, but I had no idea how prestigious this award was. I am so honored to be recognized next to such accomplished authors. While at the meeting, I was able to meet amazing scientists from diverse specialties who we, as a society, can thank for the scientific advances they have pioneered. The conference was a global event where countries from around the world were represented, some even presenting results of their latest research. I was thrilled to be a part of it all!