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Summer Equipment and Supplies Suggestions

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Students should bring what will make for a comfortable and enjoyable summer. The top two items which are almost universally desired are insect repellant and a fan.

Field Clothes

Summer interns with protective bug gear

  • Long sleeve shirts (ideally light colored)
  • Long field pants (ideally light colored, not cotton/jeans)
  • Fleece/sweater
  • Hat for sun/rain
  • Socks long enough to tuck pants into
  • Sturdy shoes (e.g. hiking boots)
  • Rain gear
  • One inexpensive source of non-cotton clothing is
  • Thrift stores are also great.

Lab Clothes

  • Long pants (jeans are fine)
  • Closed-toed shoes

Field Gear

Processing Samples

  • Insect repellant
  • Water bottle/reservoir
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Day pack to carry lunch, water, clothes, etc.

Other - all optional


  • Workout gear as desired
  • Bathing suit
  • Towels for swimming
  • Shorts
  • T-shirts
  • Bicycle
  • Camping gear
  • Sports items (e.g. soccer ball, frisbee; we have a volleyball net)
  • Games
  • Musical instruments
  • Field Guides
  • Books to read
  • Fan for room (sorry, no AC available)