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This kid-friendly interactive presentation—appropriate for kids of all ages—offers Junior Paleontologists a chance to learn the ins and outs of being a dinosaur paleontologist, from that “Aha” moment of discovery, to digging up fossils, to preparing them back at the museum, to studying them as a scientist. What is a dinosaur and what isn’t? How do we reconstruct dinosaurs? What did dinosaurs eat? Dr. Scott the Paleontologist, host of the PBS KIDS hit series, Dinosaur Train, will lead this lively tour and even share a BIG secret at the end!
About Dr. Scott
Scott Sampson, a native of Vancouver, BC, is a dinosaur paleontologist, science communicator, and passionate advocate for connecting people with nature. He currently serves as vice president of research and collections and chief curator at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. He is well known as “Dr. Scott,” host and science advisor of the Emmy-nominated PBS KIDS television series Dinosaur Train, produced by the Jim Henson Company.
Sampson has a doctorate in zoology from the University of Toronto. His research has focused on the ecology and evolution of Cretaceous dinosaurs, including fieldwork in such countries as Kenya, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Madagascar, Mexico, the United States, and Canada. He has authored numerous scientific and popular articles spanning a range of topics, from dinosaurs and evolution to ecopsychology and education. Sampson has appeared in many television documentaries, serving as the primary scientific consultant and on-air host of the four-part Discovery Channel series Dinosaur Planet. He is author of Dinosaur Odyssey: Fossil Threads in the Web of Life (University of California Press, 2009).
His latest book—How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015)—provides the first ever general audience guide for parents, teachers, and others looking to foster a strong connection between children and nature.