Institute of Awesome
Institute of Awesome
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The Institute of Awesome is an enviro-tech education centre set on 100 acres of native bush, in Whale Bay, Raglan. We host schools and companies who want to learn innovation, leadership and technology all with an environmental context.

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Enviro-tech Camps

Our enviro-tech camps are for schools and community groups who wants to have an immersive experience at the lodge, learning technology skills in a practical format. Activities include design, programming, engineering and electronics applied to projects in the outdoor environment.

We explore power generation, conservation, water, food production and the history of the land using technology in a fun hands-on format.

Build sensors in the bush that measure what’s going on with CO2, pests, birds, the water and soil then take those sensors back to your school to share the learning with other kids and parents.


Educator PLD

We are an accredited provider of professional development for the Ministry of Education and we run technology workshops for teachers who want to learn STEAM and design.

Learn programming, electronics and the 2020 digital technology curriculum for schools.

Our workshops are single or multi day, and can be run along side our kids enviro-tech camps so teachers and students can learn the technology curriculum together.


Residencies & Off-sites

Pre-register for one of our transformational residencies to have a multi-day un-conference style innovation experience. Send your future leaders to join a cohort of others in our enviro-tech workshops to team build, learn some new tricks and make a difference to the environment at the same time.

Create the space for innovative thinking by being immersed in 100 acres of tranquil bush overlooking the Tasman Sea in coastal Raglan.

We can also host your own team off-site at the lodge and we can supply our facilitators to help.

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