Because of this uncertainty, applicants considering the Hawaii Project Center must be prepared for an experience in either location: the quiet, relaxed atmosphere of small-town Hilo, or the bustling urban environment of Honolulu.
The Hawaii Project Center may offer projects in a wide range of topics, but because of the ecological uniqueness of the islands, many projects will be in the area of environmental conservation and sustainable development. This may include topics in environmental restoration, invasive species management, conservation outreach, and citizen science, among others. Other projects may address challenges in topics such as historic preservation and community development.
Teams will work with a range of sponsors, including federal, state, and local government agencies and non-profit organizations.