Dr. Scott Sampson, a world renowned palaeontologist, who grew up in Vancouver. Scott hosts the popular kids show Dinosaur Train on PBS and he is the author of a book coming out in March exploring the serious disconnect between kids growing up in the digital age and nature. The book is entitled How to Raise a Wild Child
Photograph by: Vancouver Sun, Handout
DR SCOTT Sampson is the reason my almost 5 yr daughter is a dinosaur expert and wants to be a Paleontologist. We got kind of stuck inside this winter with colds and flu and some torrential rains that were so bad our basement flooded when normally we like to go outside no matter what. This is a really great article to remind us to do that and give our kids some free range time. Inspired by the article we went to the Terra Nova Adventure Play Environment in Richmond. K said let's go back there a dozen times on the way home. I hope that we can stay off the couch and get out there everyday and run around and get silly, breathe fresh air and play!