Heat Island Investigators
Through experiential place-based learning opportunities, students
develop site-speciﬁc maps of current conditions, measure and plot trees and temperatures, identify solutions to mitigate the impacts of urban heat islands, and learn about career paths in environmental work.
Why care about heat? 🔥
Severe heat is a problem for people’s health and quality of life. It is the #1 weather-related killer in the United States. Measurements taken in August 2019 indicate that the Project Area has higher temperatures than other areas of Honolulu as it suffers from the urban heat island effect, a condition that will only worsen with climate change.
This initiative has received financial support from the EPA under an Assistance Agreement. We also thank our partners: Smart Trees Pacific, Parents & Children Together, Honolulu Community College and the office of Councilmember Radiant Cordero.