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Research in Outdoor Education

Abstract

Our research goal at Mohonk Preserve' s Camp Peregrine during the past five years has been to discover bet­ter ways to give children opportunity to experience the environment that results in a deep empathy for the organisms and their physical habitats. Empathy for non-human characters involves the focusing of attention on the other and the assumption of the role of the other, as well as cognitive activities that lead to understanding of the other's sit­uati9n (Hoffman, 1993). We link adventure, scientific inquiry, and storytelling to ac­complish these goals.

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