On Saturday 15 September, Andy Polaszek and Paul Eggleton were among the scientists asked to present their Borneo-based research to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their South-East Asian tour. Andy and Paul were able to explain to the Royal couple the aims of the Museum project, which clearly resonated with them. They were particularly interested in the educational and public outreach of the project, and it was satisfying to tell them about the different activities we have that link back to schools and the public in the UK with the Nature Live team.
Andy Polaszek (check shirt) and Paul Eggleton (hidden) presents the research being performed in Borneo to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
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As well as Andy and Paul representing the Museum, other organisations taking part were Raleigh International, Oxford University, Earthwatch, Imperial College and the local Sabah Foundation, Yayasan Sabah. The Royal visit was largely facilitated and organised by Danum Valley’s Senior Scientist Dr Glen Reynolds.