Scott Sampson is a dinosaur paleontologist, science communicator, museum executive, and passionate advocate for connecting people with nature. Scott serves as Executive Director at the California Academy of Sciences.
Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Scott previously served as Vice President of Research and Collections and Chief Curator at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and President and CEO of Science World at Telus World of Science, one of Vancouver, British Columbia's most popular cultural attractions and a nationally recognized leader in science learning. He is best known as “Dr. Scott,” host and science advisor of the Emmy-nominated PBS KIDS television series Dinosaur Train, produced by the Jim Henson Company.
He has published numerous scientific and popular articles, and he regularly speaks to audiences of all ages on a range of topics. Sampson is author of Dinosaur Odyssey: Fossil Threads in the Web of Life (University of California Press, 2009) and, mostly recently, How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015).
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