Connecting Students to Citizen Science and Curated Collections

Students Contributing to Our Understanding of Global Biodiversity

III. Supplies

The supplies you will need to complete this assignment are listed below. Please remember that your instructor may provide different supplies than those noted here; print out the unmarked supply list at the bottom of the page and bring it to class to determine exactly what you will need to gather for your class.

  • Plant press
  • Blotter paper
  • Cardboard
  • Newspaper
  • Plastic bags to store collections temporarily
  • Clippers for collection of woody specimens
  • Trowel or other tool for digging up small herbs
  • Field notebook (permanently bound)
  • Mechanical pencils
  • Digital camera (can be on a smartphone or tablet)
  • GPS unit or access to mapping application, e.g. Google Earth or a smartphone
  • Field lens/loupe
  • Ruler
  • Field identification manuals and appropriate keys

Plant Collecting Supplies (PDF)