Scott Sampson

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Dr. Scott Sampson serves as President and CEO of Science World British Columbia in Vancouver, where much of his work focuses on rethinking and catalyzing the kind of education we need for the 21st Century. He is a dinosaur paleontologist and science communicator with a Masters in Anthropology and a PhD in Zoology.

Prior to joining Science World, Scott served as the Vice President of Research and Collections at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Scott’s scientific research has focused on the ecology and evolution of Late Cretaceous dinosaurs, and he has conducted fieldwork in countries all over the world. Scott has appeared in many television documentaries and served as a science advisor for a variety of media projects. He has published numerous scientific and popular articles and authored multiple books, including Dinosaur Odyssey: Fossil Threads in the Web of Life, and How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature. He is perhaps 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. Scott was born and raised in Vancouver, BC and lives in West Vancouver with his wife Toni and his daughter Jade.