Suggested Packing List

Bring from Home

Footwear
Lab shoes
Field shoes
Socks
Extra shoes (sandals/flip flops/tennis shoes)
Warm clothes for the field *
Rain jacket
Warm jacket or hoodie
Warm shirts (flannel)
Warm pants
Light jacket
Comfortable clothes for lectures and evenings
Multiple swim suits
Hat (for sun and warmth)
Towel (beach towel, bigger is better)
Personal first aid kit
Sunscreen and bug spray
Sea sickness medication
Toiletries
Water bottles
Backpack
Pencils/pens and extra paper
Laptop and charger
Cell phone and charger (cell phone service is poor in Wachapreague)
Spending cash (one corner store and one restaurant in Wachapreague)
Frisbee
Soccer ball
Leisure reading material
Recipes/meal ideas

*Late May on the Eastern Shore can get chilly (especially in the evenings, or when it’s windy out on the water/mudflats/beach). Students from last year suggested bringing underarmour (if you have it), leggings or something to layer with. We are going to be out on the boats most days so having a few layers you can wear is important! Past students also suggested: Pants that dry quickly, pants that are warm for the evenings, sweatshirts for the evenings, warm clothes when you are wet/cold from being in the field (you get the idea). I can’t stress enough how much students recommended bringing warm clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and shoes that don’t fall off in the mud and warm/dry clothes for the evening.

Provided by VIMS

Linens (fitted sheet, sheet, blanket, one bath towel, pillow, pillow cover)
Laundry facilities
Laundry detergent
First aid kits and safety equipment
Dry boxes on boats
WiFi in dorms, labs and classrooms
All necessary kitchen/cooking items