Dr. Scott Sampson - How To Raise a Wild Child

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 7:00pm

American children spend four to seven minutes a day playing outdoors—90 percent less time than their parents did. Yet recent research shows that experiences in nature are essential for healthy growth. Regular exposure to nature can help relieve stress, depression, and attention deficits. It can reduce bullying, combat illness, and boost academic scores. Most critical of all, abundant time in nature seems to yield long-term benefits in kids’ cognitive, emotional, and social development.

In How To Rainse a Wild Child, Dr. Scott Sampson reveals how adults can help kids fall in love with nature—enlisting technology as an ally, taking advantage of urban nature, and instilling a sense of place along the way.

Dr. Scott Sampson is a dinosaur paleontologist and science communicator. He serves as vice president of research and collections at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and, as “Dr. Scott the Paleontologist,” hosts the PBS KIDS television series Dinosaur Train.

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How to Raise a Wild Child: The Art and Science of Falling in Love with Nature Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544279322
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - March 24th, 2015

From the beloved host of PBS Kids’ Dinosaur Train, an easy-to-use guide for parents, teachers, and others looking to foster a strong connection between children and nature, complete with engaging activities, troubleshooting advice, and much more

American children spend four to seven minutes a day playing outdoors—90 percent less time than their parents di