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Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum Seeks Volunteers

Story posted September 12, 2003

The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum on the Bowdoin campus is seeking volunteers to give educational tours to school groups.

Schools visit the Museum to reinforce their studies of the Native peoples, the environment, and Arctic regions. Polar animals are always a favorite with the students, but the children also enjoy the story of the North Pole Expedition, are curious about Inuit (Eskimo) lifeways, and love exploring the Touch Box that consist of objects they can handle.

Museum tours are approximately one hour long, and docents work with small groups. Docents enjoy working with children, have an interest in the environment, history, or indigenous cultures, and can volunteer a few free hours each month.

Volunteer training meetings are held every two weeks on Monday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m. The first meeting is September 22, 2003.

To learn more about becoming a docent at this small but busy museum, call Nancy Wagner at 725-3416.

The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum is located on the first floor of Hubbard Hall on the Bowdoin College campus. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 5 p.m. the Museum is closed Mondays and national holidays.

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