Save the Date: voluntourism experience to be offered this summer!

The Abbe Museum is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Penobscot Nation and Four Directions Development Corporation!  This summer, a once in a lifetime experience will be offered that wraps tourism, community networking, and volunteer work all into five amazing days.  More details will be announced soon, but here's a teaser of what you can look forward to:

Our people, our homeland, our culture, our values--the Penobscot Nation invites you to experience all of this and more during our 2013 voluntourism vacation package.  This trip features a unique blend of culture, recreation, and a meaningful work project. 

Our work theme this year centers on the tribe's natural resources protection efforts.  Projects may include working on the majestic Penobscot river or in the tranquil forests of northern Maine.  Our goal is to provide participants with a transformative experience as they learn about the visceral relationship between the Penobscot people and the natural world.  

But this voluntourism experience is more than "all work and no play."  It also includes educational and recreational activities such as a guided community tour, a canoe trip on the Penobscot River, and events steeped in Penobscot culture and tradition. 

The package includes meals, four nights lodging, and all cultural and recreational activities and is offered through a partnership between the Penobscot Nation, Four Directions Development Corporation, and the Abbe Museum.  

New this year is an optional add-on tour of the Abbe Museum in beautiful Bar Harbor, Maine. 
Dates: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 through Saturday, July 27, 2013

More details available after March 20, 2013.  To be notified when the registration form is available, please email Johannah Blackman (  Information and updates will also be posted on the Abbe's website, at: