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Dr. Temple
Grandin
on the Importance
of Outdoor Play
A conversation with the world-renowned scientist,
animal behaviorist, advocate for autism and author
By Paula M. Jacoby-Garrett
A
s a child, my world was divided into two places: inside and outside. It
was the 1950s, and if we had any say, my siblings and I preferred to
play outside. We just loved being outdoors, whether it was the neighborhood
with its playgrounds or our backyard or the woods beyond.
The outdoors is where I first started making discoveries, though I never would have
called them that. I never would have thought that splitting rocks, or collecting shells,
or dissecting flower buds was something scientists did to unravel Earth's mysteries.
To my mind, I was just playing. It's only looking back now that I see how curiosity
led to observation, and how observation is at the heart of all science. If you like
looking at trees, and bark, and the pattern of veins in leaves; if you are fascinated by
clouds or the spots on a ladybug's back; if you like to split open rocks and see what's
inside, then you're already an outdoor scientist. I had no idea what I wanted to be
when I grew up, a question that grown-ups are fairly obsessed with. I also had no idea
that all the stuff I loved doing as a kid would come to inform my life's work.
- Dr. Temple Grandin, The Outdoor Scientist: The Wonder of Observing the
Natural World
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