Bryan Tisdall, who’s retiring after 18 years in charge, says his successor—Scott Sampson—was born and raised in Vancouver, but recently worked at a natural history museum in Denver.
“Scott is a paleontologist by background and has significant experience in the science museum field, so he’s returning home with a lot of enthusiasm to continue and set new directions and goals for Science World.”
Tisdall says he’ll miss interacting with his co-workers the most.
“One of the things that I will miss and I’m going to have to replace.”
“At any point are you planning to sleep in at all?”
“Well, sleep in beyond a quarter to five, which has been my normal pattern, but not beyond six I don’t think. You still want to get up and go and not let too much time go by without enjoying it.”
Tisdall was the guest of honour at a retirement celebration hosted by Science World tonight (Wednesday).
He’s worked there since November 1997.