The group’s active involvement in education began in 1997 with participation in the National Science Foundation’s Teachers Experiencing the Arctic and Antarctic (TEA) program. This program allowed the Permafrost Group to take along a high-school teacher and student to assist with field research on Alaska's North Slope in 1997 and 1998. At that time, contact with Barrow’s local TEA participant, Tim Buckley allowed the Group to visit the Barrow High School for the first time. For several years now, graduate students have talked with high-school classes about permafrost and climate change during their summer field season. Some Barrow students measure thaw depths and use snow depth and soil temperature data in their projects. A new sub-project on the heat island at Barrow has increased our level of local involvement with several interviews on KBRW, interactions with several home-schooling families, classroom presentations, and a new relationship to the Gateway2Earth Program. Continued collaboration being planned with Barrow’s science teacher includes student collection of temperature and permafrost data, analysis of remotely sensed imagery, and involvement in the BEO Schoolyard and Globe programs. Group members have participated in special presentations to groups in the Greater Philadelphia area as well. For instance, some members participate in special K-12 classroom activities during the annual Geography Awareness Week, sponsored by the National Geographic Society.