EquipmentField equipment is the key to successful, hands-on nature explorations. Up to three equipment items can be rented at no cost for a period of two weeks. What equipment do you need for your lesson plan? Hover over each image to enlarge them.
Click on the equipment image to begin the check-out process. Fill out all required information, paying special attention to the site location closest to you. This is the check-out and check-in location for your requested equipment. Add any additional library books or equipment you may need. Submit your reservation.
All equipment must be returned to the host site where you checked them out. You will recieve an email confirm when you've successfully checked equipment back into the same host site.
Please make sure that all equipment is clean and includes all parts when it is returned.
Field collection equipment
Birding Books and Binoculars Package
Identify and collect bird data using binoculars and guide books. (1 set of 10 binoculars and 8 of each book)
Collect live butterflies and other insects for further observation.
Collect aquatic insects from streams and ponds with these dip nets.
(Includes 2 nets and 2 tubs)
Dry and flatten leaves, flowers, and whole plant specimens after collection.
Measure survey transects and other distances with these 100 ft/30 m field tapes. English and metric units.
Soil Core Sampler
A quick, simple tool for soil sampling investigations.
with nature apps
Collect data in the classroom and field. Comes loaded with iNaturalist, bird guides, and Vernier LabQuest software.
Magellan GPS Unit
Use the Magellan GPS to track your coordinates or find geocaches with your students.
This small, portable Brock Field Microscope is handy for microscopy within and outside the classroom.
Use the zOrb Digital Microscope to capture images and videos in 65x magnification. Connects to computers via USB port.
The Lake Affect
Explore Great Salt Lake and its surrounding landscape with this amazing DVD from Friends of Great Salt Lake.
Test kit equipment
Vernier LabQuest Water
Measure temperature, pH, salinity, dissolved oxygen, and turbidity in water. Interfaces with the iPad.
pH Test Strips
Measure the acidity or alkalinity level of a water sample.
Determine how turbid or cloudy a body of water is due to particulate matter.
Measure the salinity (dissolved salt content) of a water sample.
Dissolved Oxygen Test Kit
Measures the concentration of O2 gas in a water sample.
Nitrate Test Kit
Measure nitrate (NO3) levels in a water sample.