Watch: Werner Herzog on Science Sandbox

The Science Sandbox Advisory Board reacts to the team’s mission

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Werner Herzog reacts to the Science Sandbox mission, and makes a case for “going wild.”

To help forge thoughtful partnerships with organizations that push meaningful science engagement forward, Science Sandbox seeks guidance from an eclectic and esteemed team of advisors who are visionaries across a wide spectrum of expertise.

In May 2017, the Science Sandbox team gathered members of their advisory board, and asked them to consider questions such as, “What does it mean to think like a scientist,” and “How can scientific thinking be used as a tool to make decisions?”

Watch more short takes from the meeting and meet other advisory board members here.

Werner Herzog is a renowned filmmaker who has written, produced and directed more than 70 films, published several books, staged a dozen operas, acted in feature films, and founded the Rogue Film School, focused on his singular approach to storytelling. He made his first phone call at age 17 and his first film at 19. While still in high school, he worked the night shift as a welder in a steel factory because no one was willing to finance his films. Much of Herzog’s documentary film work incorporates scientific topics. These projects often focus on the personal obsessions that drive scientists’ research and draw wide audiences not typically associated with science films.