Through the internet and video conferencing technology, representatives from Carnegie Museum of Natural History's distance learning initiative have appeared on large television screens in elementary, junior high, and high school classrooms in 23 states and Canada, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. They have presented programs on bats, groundhogs, owls, insects, bird nests, rocks, minerals, arctic life, the Iroquois, ancient Egypt, and dinosaurs. Students can see and hear the teachers, and teachers can hear and see them. Questions can be answered instantaneously. Carnegie Museum is one of about 160 institutions in the United States, Canada, and a handful of other countries to


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