Standing next to Jenny Lake, park ranger Diane McGee tells students about the plants and animals at Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park, reports the Associated Press. The children, however, can’t feel the crisp air or smell the sagebrush. They are hundreds, possibly thousands, of miles away, watching McGee by webcast. Even as experts blame 21st-century technology for declining interest in national parks, reports AP, the National Park Service has embraced electronic field trips, an increasingly popular teaching tool in schools nationwide … (Associated Press)

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