Episode 42

We are thrilled to welcome Dr Scott Sampson to the DtW podcast! Those of you with small children probably know him best as Dr Scott the Paleontologist from Dinosaur Train, but there is so much more to him than time traveling cartoon dinosaurs! In his book, "How to Raise a Wild Child", he explains how he left his dream job in academia and devoted his life to spreading the love of science and nature to the next generation, because unless we become a people who love and understand our world, we're doomed. We get into some of the teaching strategies that he has developed to help all of you parents who suddenly became home-school teachers, as well as practical ways to grow emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. He casts a vision in which humankind rediscovers their love of the natural world, develops technology in tandem with it, and becomes a force for good for the sake of all living things. All that to say, it's no accident that the answers to life, the universe, and everything are contained within episode 42. 

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produced by Zack Jackson
music by Zack Jackson and Barton Willis 


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Show Notes

App: iNaturalist, use your phone to figure out the world around you and be in community with scientists and other people in nature. Download on your phone app store, or go to the website: https://www.inaturalist.org/


App: Seek, also put on by the iNaturalist group. https://www.inaturalist.org/pages/seek_app 


Books by Dr. Sampson:

Dinosaur Odyssey [2009]

How to raise a wild child [2015]

You can be a paleontologist [for kids, 2017]

Dinosaur Train on PBS: https://pbskids.org/dinosaurtrain/ and for parents: https://www.pbs.org/parents/shows/dinosaur-train 


Parasaurolophus, wiki page


Gaia hypothesis: Wiki page, who is James Lovelock; a plethora of articles on Gaia hypothesis


Thomas Berry, a geologian; his books here


Bron Taylor book, Dark Green Religion; his wiki page


Richard Louv,author “the more high tech our world becomes the more nature we need” found in The Nature Principle; his book list here


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