Ecologies in Hawai'i

Farming practices in Hawai'i

Explore the Island of Oahu through native Hawaiian landscapes, ecology, service, and hiking. Students will reflect on the human impact on local ecological systems and will hear directly from native Hawaiians working in the fields of Oahu. Our activities will be experiential in nature and students will not only learn about the ecology, but will also participate in restoration projects and make an impact on the future sustainability of agriculture on Oahu. Students will stay in cabins at a retreat camp with access to mountains and ocean which will provide opportunity for outdoor education and promote stewardship of the land.




Special Considerations

Students will receive some service hours as determined by the leaders (not to exceed 15 hours). 

Strong swimming skills and physical ability to hike multiple miles at an incline a must. 

Overlake requires that on a day to be specified before departure, Overlake will administer a COVID test to all participants and leaders. To participate in the Project Week, the test must be negative, and students must be symptom-free from any illness to leave on a trip. 

Participants must be willing to follow King County and destination travel COVID guidelines.  If a participant should become COVID positive during the trip, the student will be isolated, and the student’s family will be required to pick up the student within 36 hours at their current location.  The family will bear all the costs associated with any travel to pick up their student and any costs for isolation or return travel. 

By selecting the above project, you and your family are accepting the financial responsibility for the cost of the projects.  This includes any unrecoverable expenses incurred if Overlake, or any federal, state or local government forces cancelation of the project, or if you or your family decide not to attend, or your student becomes COVID positive and needs to be isolated. 

Project Week (2022-23)

Mar 27, 2023 - Mar 31, 2023


Chrissy Wakeling
Assistant Director of Experiential Education