It reminded me of the importance of reaching out to others, especially people who aren't in the "science" community. It helps to teach labs as a grad student. It also helps to work with someone who isn't in your field of study, or mentor an undergrad in research. I have always enjoyed public outreach types of events. I love showing people something they've never seen before, especially when it's right under their nose: from aquatic inverts in an urban stream, to showing off non-game species in a heavy hunting culture. Of course, this also means being humble enough to say "I don't know. I'll look into that and get back to you!". As a "scientist", that's hard.