Karl Rohnke

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Karl E. Rohnke
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Born 28 May 1937
Neptune, NJ
Education B.S.in biology at Washington & Lee University
Occupation Educator, author
Spouse(s) Gloree Rohnke
Children Kurt; Kali; Matthew; Drew
Parent(s) Radm. Oscar C. Rohnke and Gladys K. Rohnke

Karl Rohnke (born 1937) is a key figure in the development of adventure education, and was instrumental in the creation of Project Adventure in the early 1970s.[1]


After graduating from Washington & Lee University in 1960, Rohnke was drafted into the U.S. Army. Afterwards he taught outdoor education programs in Southern California. After working for Outward Bound in Maine and North Carolina, Rohnke became one of the founders of Project Adventure in Hamilton, Massachusetts. He worked there until 1996, serving as director and president of the organization. Afterwards, Karl co-founded the High 5 Adventure Learning Center in Brattleboro, Vermont. In 1990 Rohnke received the Association for Experiential Education's Stratton Practitioner's Award.[2]



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