A national tour to promote my book, Dinosaur Odyssey, and the PBS KIDS show, Dinosaur Train, hits high gear this week. This past Thursday and Friday, I was at the Florida Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, where I did a lecture one evening and four Dinosaur Train-related events for kids the following day. The latter attracted more than 1500 children and adults, resulting in a fun and chaotic morning for all involved! Tomorrow (Tuesday, March 30th) I will be in San Diego at the San Diego Natural History Museum to give a book talk at 6:30 pm (http://www.sdnhm.org/exhibits/dinosaurs/programs.php), followed by a similar event close to home at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco on Thursday evening (April 1st). The latter talk will occur as part of the weekly “Night Life” festivities at the Cal Academy, with a live DJ and other activities. (For tickets, go to: https://www.calacademy.org/event_tickets/index.php?d=April%201,%202010&e=Nightlife%206:00%20PM). Then, this weekend, I head to Washington, DC, to participate in the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on April 5th, where, in the guise of “Dr. Scott the Paleontologist,” I'll be talking with hundreds (thousands?) of Dinosaur Train fans on the White House South Lawn, encouraging them to get outside, get into nature, and make their own discoveries! (For more information, see: http://www.whitehouse.gov/easterEggRoll). A number of other book talks and Dinosaur Train events are currently in the works, so stay tuned. For updates on upcoming events, visit: http://www.scottsampson.net/index.php?page=talks
I'll be back to generating a regular blog post/essay next week when I return from my travels. Meanwhile, thanks very much to all of you who are participating in these events!!
Note: Promotional image for Night Life at the Cal Academy in San Francisco, property of the California Academy of Sciences.