Kate visits Natural History Museum to hear about Urban Nature Project

The duchess was shown the museum’s Wildlife Garden and joined local schoolchildren taking part in nature activities

Kate visits Natural History Museum to hear about Urban Nature Project

The Duchess of Cambridge has visited the Natural History Museum to learn about its new Urban Nature Project.

Kate joined youngsters taking part in a spider-making activity using pine cones and pipe cleaners, as she visited the London museum’s wildlife garden.

She also helped fix an acoustic monitoring device to a cherry tree, which will record ambient sound to help scientists investigate patterns of bird, mammal and insect activity within the garden.

Duchess of Cambridge visit to National History Museum
The Duchess of Cambridge was welcomed by museum director Dr Doug Gurr (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

Kate heard about the museum’s plans to turn its gardens into a cutting-edge research centre, including outdoor classrooms and a living lab to deliver science and learning programmes for young people, schools and families.

Kate meets children during her visit to the Natural History Museum
Kate meets children during her visit to the Natural History Museum (Geoff Pugh/Daily Telegraph/PA)

Kate is patron of the museum, which is close to her Kensington Palace home.

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