Students at a Maine elementary school are taking virtual field trips to Alaska and connecting with students in other cities with the help of videoconferencing technology. The district has cut funding for in-person field trips, and a parent-teacher organization is chipping in for the virtual excursions. "I think the big thing is it's giving opportunities to kids, especially in Maine in the rural areas like we live in, a chance to see things and be exposed to things we can't do," one teacher said.

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