Earth Day 2017 was a historic day, as thousands of people gathered in cities worldwide to make a statement: Science is important. Marches and rallies took place in over 600 cities worldwide, including our nation's capital. Check out international coverage from Science Magazine here. To celebrate the end of term, we planned a lab day trip to Ottawa to stand up for science outside Parliament Hill. We took advantage of our time in Ottawa and visited the National Gallery of Canada in the afternoon after lunch. It was great to spend the day together outside the lab, discussing important issues facing this and future generations.