If we are to navigate a sustainable path out of our current predicament, we have to be honest with ourselves and learn the facts, difficult though they may be. And we are going to need all the technological help we can get along the way. Yet knowledge and technology without emotional connection are simply not going to be enough. That’s why helping children fall in love with nature deserves to be an urgent international priority, on par with reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preserving species and wild places.
– Scott Sampson, “Falling in Love With Nature,” The Whirlpool of Life (November 29, 2012)
Patrick with Scott Sampson (aka Dinosaur Train‘s “Dr. Scott”) on a trail near our home in July 2012: