Scott Sampson grew up outdoors: family camping trips … exploring the forest near his home. He says it’s part of the reason he’s a paleontologist and science educator today. Sampson cites studies that show how nature can combat obesity, reduce bullying, and boost grades for kids. So, here’s the question at the heart of his new book: why are American children staring at screens and not getting out into nature? Wednesday Scott Sampson joins Doug to talk about How to Raise a Wild Child.
Scott Sampson is a dinosaur paleontologist and a science communicator. He's chief curator at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Before that, he was research curator at the Natural History Museum of Utah. His book is called How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature [Indiebound|Amazon]