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Field trip kit

When preparing kits for field trips, use the following list as a guide.

  • Beating sheets (for laying under bushes to catch animals shaken off)
  • Bamboo stakes (graduated)
  • Bottles for water samples
  • Bowls
  • Buckets
  • Clipboard and plastic bags or plastic pockets
  • Compass
  • Forceps
  • Funnel
  • Girl Guide biscuit box (useful containers for kits)
  • Gloves
  • Hoops or quadrats (for population counts)
  • Identification material, such as keys, posters, or pictures
  • Knotted cord (knotted every 25 or 30 cm)
  • Magnifying glasses
  • Measuring tape
  • Nets (could be made from pantyhose)
  • Paintbrushes
  • Paint trays or palettes
  • Paper towels or cotton wool
  • Patty pans
  • Pens and paper
  • Pooter (apparatus for catching small animals)
  • Pottles with lids
  • Random number table
  • Ruler
  • Sieves
  • Snips or scissors
  • Stopwatch
  • Thermometer
  • Torch
  • Towel
  • Trowel or scoop
  • Well trays, ice cube trays, or paint trays (for holding/sorting individual specimens)