PIEDMONT, Oklahoma - An Oklahoma science teacher is getting ready to swap the summer heat for an arctic freeze.

Piedmont's Melissa Lau will be exploring the Arctic Circle during the whole month of June with the group PolarTREC, which brings teachers and researchers together for projects all over the globe.

Lau's group will study the effect of warmer temperatures on vegetation near the North Pole. She'll be documenting the trip on social media and her blog.