What to bring to the Marine Lab

Suggested Items

Pillows, blankets, and sheets  (extra long twin) are your responsibility.  Linens are not provided by the Marine Lab.

Shower caddie


To go Coffee Mug

Water bottle

Boots (rain boots, scuba booties, etc.)


Closed toe (old) shoes to wear in the water (scuba booties, Keens, salomon, etc.) – students are required to wear shoes when canoeing/kayaking/paddleboarding)

First aid kit with band aids, Iodine (for oyster cuts), hydrogen peroxide, etc.


Insect repellent

Lawn/beach chair

Long-sleeve shirts and pants

Loose fitting, old, comfortable clothes for field work

Mini fridge (will be a tight fit if more than one fridge per room)

Rain jacket

Refillable water bottle

Shower towel AND a beach towel


Binoculars (optional)



Don’t bring everything from Durham, only what you will need.  Most students put additional items in storage in Durham.