Project Week Catalog

Sonoran Desert
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Open to:
7, 8
Cost:
$2500
Seventh and eighth graders will explore Arizona's Sonora Desert on wheels! Tucson will serve as a base as we explore the environs, including the Desert Museum, Flandrau Science Center, and a hike through Sabino Canyon - including several natural pools on the way down. In addition, we will enjoy the rolling hills of Saguaro National Park East and check out the Pima Air & Space Museum.
Palm tree
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Open to:
10, 11
Cost:
$2250

Participants will spend five days visiting ten colleges and universities in Southern California. Visits to each campus will include a guided tour, admission and information session, and the opportunity to meet with Overlake alumni who are currently attending each school that is included on the 2019 trip itinerary. Our trip itinerary is featured on page three of this application.

Temple
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Open to:
9, 10, 11, 12
Cost:
$3000

The Project Week trip to China is part of our ongoing language and cultural exchange program. Students will have the opportunity to visit our partner school in Zhenjiang and spend four nights with their host families. They will also be able to visit Beijing, Shanghai and Xi’an as a group.

Students in Washington DC
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Open to:
8
Cost:
$1900

Visiting Washington D.C. with your classmates is a unique opportunity—learning takes place at every stop.

Villa
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Open to:
9, 10, 11, 12
Cost:
$4100

This trip to southern Italy is designed for Latin students who are interested in exploring the ancient sites studied in the series of Latin classes we offer. We consider this a field study experience for our Latin students, focusing on sites in Rome for the first part of the trip and then traveling south to Pompeii, Herculaneum, Paestum, Mt. Vesuvius, Capri, and Naples. The trip will span approximately 12-14 days, with a targeted departure of Sunday, March 25th pending flight arrangements once the group is selected.

turtle
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Open to:
9, 10, 11, 12
Cost:
$3200

Students will be working with Ocean Matters staff at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) at the University of Hawaii on Oahu. The marine science research centerpiece will be a project in which students use drones and digital cameras to survey megafauna (sea turtle and shark) populations on the HIMB reef. They will couple this land-based work with snorkel swims to refine citizen science data collection protocols, looking particularly at the incidence of the disease firbropapillomatosis in turtles.

Overlake students at Machu Picchu.
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Open to:
10, 11, 12
Cost:
$3500

The magnificence of Machu Picchu cannot be explained – it must be experienced.

Flag African American
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Open to:
9, 10, 11, 12
Cost:
$2100

Though only a fraction of the population, African-American culture is an integral part of the American identity. Being in a cultural bubble at Overlake, this project week seeks to expand the understanding of a less-represented perspective beyond the scope of their history of oppression. By traveling to D.C., students will experience and learn about a handful of outstanding attributes that relate to the state of Black America through the lens of a culturally rich city.

Project Week Timeline

  • November 9 - Catalog Published
  • November 28 - Independent Proposals Due
  • November 10-28 - Student Selection Period
  • December 21 - Student Placement Published
  • February 7 and March 14 (9-9:30AM) - Project Week Group Meetings
  • March 25-29 - Project Week

Contact

Joey Pauley
Project Week Director

jpauley@overlake.org
425-868-6191 x816