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Welcome to ScottSampson.net

SCOTT SAMPSON is a dinosaur paleontologist, science communicator, and passionate advocate for connecting people with nature. He serves as vice president of research and collections and chief curator at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and as host and science advisor for the PBS KIDS television series Dinosaur Train. Sampson is also Program Ambassador of Nature Rocks, a global initiative of The Nature Conservancy aimed at inspiring families to explore nature.

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Dinosaur Research

Dinosaur skull

The prehistoric world of dinosaurs is best revealed in a narrow slice of time and space that encompasses western North America during latest Cretaceous, about 80-66 million years ago. A recently discovered assemblage of dinosaurs in southern Utah has become a pivotal and surprising element in resolving this amazing world. LEARN MORE »

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Education & Sustainability

Education

The single greatest question that humanity must face in the 21st Century may be this: How do we rapidly shift human world-views so as to establish a mutually enhancing relationship with non-human nature? Any solution to this staggering challenge, and to the sustainability crisis as whole, must be founded on a radical transformation of our education system. LEARN MORE »

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In the News

Kosmoceratops

Two amazing new horned dinosaurs from southern Utah, Utahceratops gettyi and Kosmoceratops richardsoni, were recently announced in the pages of the online journal PLOS One. The announcement generated widespread media attention. Check it out LEARN MORE »

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Unless otherwise specified, all dinosaur artwork appearing on this website is that of Michael Skrepnick (www.dinosaursinart.com).