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Equipment and Facilities

Various tools and devices from our equipment inventory may be borrowed to use for research and teaching activities at the IU Research and Teaching Preserve (RTP). Maps are also available. A field laboratory, observation deck at University Lake (Willard Pavilion), and a shelter house are located on the Griffy Woods property.

Please submit the online reservation form to reserve the Field Lab, shelter house, and/or Willard Pavilion. Contact the Preserve Manager at 812-855-8742 or for information about equipment, maps, and facilities use.

Griffy Shelter House
Griffy Shelter House

Available equipment includes:

  • Aluminum animal boxes
  • Binoculars
  • Break bars
  • Buckets
  • Canoes with oars
  • Chalkboard (at Griffy shelter house)
  • Clamps
  • Clinometer
  • Compass
  • Crimp
  • DBH tape
  • Digital scale (20 lb)
  • Electronic caliper
  • Flags
  • Forestry helmet/ear protectors
  • GPS units
  • Headlamps
  • iPad
  • Jon boats (14-foot, 4-6 person capacity) with oars
  • Ladders
  • Life jackets
  • Measuring wheel
  • Measuring tape, fiberglass, 300 ft.
  • Measuring tape, fiberglass, 50 m.
  • Muck boots (1 pair, size 42)
  • Plant presses
  • Post hole diggers
  • PVC pipes to mark plots
  • Radios, two-way (FRS/GMRS)
  • Rain pants
  • Rakes
  • Pulaski
  • Ropes
  • Scoop shovel
  • Spotting scope
  • Shovels
  • Tape measure (long distance)
  • Trash tongs
  • Water carriers

The IURTP Field Lab has high-speed Internet access, including IU wireless capability. The Field Lab contains a dry lab with three Windows computers and a laser printer. ArcGIS software is accessible from the computers.

Communications and presentation equipment may be requested for use at the Field Lab. Available are:

  • 80-inch monitor
  • Apple laptop with Macintosh and Windows capabilities
  • Multimedia projector
  • Whiteboards
  • Webcam (camera and mic) for Skype

USGS quad maps of the area as well as trail maps for the IU RTP properties are available.

Revised: July 22, 2011

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