What to Bring

Items to bring to your SEASIDE classes 

  • class handouts
  • clipboard & paper OR field notebook (depending on class)
  • pens & pencils (the latter work in the rain)
  • backpack or shoulder bag (to carry books, clothes)
  • plastic bag(s) to keep things dry
  • field guides (if checked out from instructor)
  • hand lens
  • appropriate footwear (as instructed for particular trips): comfortable
  • walking sneakers/sandals, or hiking boots, or knee-high rubber boots
  • sweater or sweatshirt
  • windproof jacket
  • rain gear (at least a jacket; pants also if you have them)
  • long pants (bring for walking in dense vegetation or when mosquitoes biting)
  • lunch, snacks, drinking water
  • sunscreen
  • sunglasses
  • hat with brim
  • insect repellent
  • aspirin or tylenol (in case you have a headache) & any other medication you migh need
  • emergency contact phone numbers (parents and physician)
  • gloves (if raining, your hands can get very cold!)
  • hairtie for long hair
  • bandana
  • camera (optional)
  • binoculars
  • bathing suit and towel (optional)

Additional items needed for overnight trips, if planned (consult class descriptions):

  • sleeping bag (warm down to freezing temperature)
  • sleeping pad or inflatable mattress
  • tent (usually students share tents, so only half of students need to bring a tent)
  • plenty of warm clothes (hat, gloves, long underwear, extra sweater, etc.)
  • change of clothes (socks, underwear, t-shirt, etc.) bug jacket or insect
  • headnet (if possible)
  • toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, towel, hairbrush)