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Life-Centered Podcast

EP13: Scott Sampson || Creating a Thriving Place

Welcome to Life-Centered, the podcast about how looking to the natural world is impacting technology, society, and how we live our lives.

I’m Tim McGee, and in this episode Amelia Tracy and I talk with Scott Sampson. Scott is best known as Dr. Scott, from the popular television show Dinosaur Train where he served as science advisor and on air host. In real life Dr. Sampson (or Scott as we call him) is a dinosaur paleontologist, science communicator, and passionate advocate for connecting people with nature.

We were able to catch up with Scott in Vancouver B.C., where he president and CEO of Science World British Columbia. In this conversation we dug into his insights around how we can create a thriving world as an embedded part of nature. We touch on the subtle but important difference between biophilia and topophilia, the integration of high tech and deep tech, and the nuances of mentoring vs. teaching. We also discuss his new book ‘How to Raise a Wild Child’ and along the way get to learn where Scott would spend one hour if he could travel through time, train or no train. Enjoy.

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