Karen & Darwin's specimens

As Nick Alford has already mentioned, our soon-to-be travellers visited the Natural History Museum in London a few weeks ago. The main purpose was a series of meetings to prepare them for the trip, but they got a special treat of a behind-the-scenes look at the Museum’s laboratories and collection.

The tour was organised by Karen James, the scientist who will accompany the girls on their trip and Karen has uploaded a set of pictures from the day on our Flickr page.

I also recorded a quick interview with the girls, asking them what they were looking forward to most about the trip.