Want to get involved? Well, since no one has fleshed out the steps yet, here is a bare bones list to get you started.
  1. Go to the Second Life join page and create and avatar.
  2. Download the Second Life client software.
  3. Log on to Second Life using the avatar name and password you created.
  4. Go through the tutorials on Orientation Island. Once done you will be able to teleport to the Main Grid (where Black Bear Island is).
  5. Teleport to Black Bear Island.
  6. Have fun.

Oh, yeah. Join the Maine Multi-User Virtual Envionments for Learning (MMUVEL for short) google group.