Kohl’s commits $1.4 million to Zoological society for Wild Theater program

Grant to be paid out over three years

Kohl's headquarters
The Kohl's Corp. headquarters in Menomonee Falls.

Kohl’s Corp. has committed to giving the Zoological Society of Milwaukee $1.4 million over the next three years to continue its Wild Theater Program at the Milwaukee County Zoo.

Kohl's headquarters
The Kohl’s Corp. headquarters in Menomonee Falls.

Members of the Wild Theater Program perform plays, puppet shows and songs at the zoo and around the Milwaukee community to teach children and families about nature conservation. Kohl’s donated $1 million to the Zoological Society to start the program in 2010.

“Kohl’s Wild Theater is one of the best zoo theater programs in the country thanks to Kohl’s tremendous support,” said Caroline Krider, chairman of the Zoological Society’s board. “We’re thrilled and honored to continue our partnership with Kohl’s to provide quality conservation education programming designed to inspire children to care more about the animals and the world we share.”

Kohl’s has donated more than $4 million to the Zoological Society to support the program over the past six years.

“The Kohl’s Wild Theater program is an engaging way to bring conservation lessons to life for thousands of Wisconsin children every year,” said Kohl’s spokesperson Jen Johnson. “This fun, informative theater program will continue so more families can learn about conservation and gain insights into how they can contribute to the welfare of wildlife.”

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Ben Stanley
Ben Stanley, former BizTimes Milwaukee reporter.

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