Kohl’s gives $1.5 million for Wild Theater program at Milwaukee County Zoo

Continues support for conservation-themed theater performances

Milwaukee County Zoo.

Kohl’s announced today it is giving $1.5 million over three years to the Zoological Society of Milwaukee for the Kohl’s Wild Theater program at the Milwaukee County Zoo.

The Menomonee Falls-based retailer has supported the conservation-themed theater performances at the zoo and community events since 2010.

“Kohl’s is happy to be continuing its partnership with the Zoological Society of Milwaukee. The Kohl’s Wild Theater program is an exciting and fun way to bring conservation lessons to life for Wisconsin families every year,” said Jen Johnson, Kohl’s senior vice president of corporate communications.

Kohl’s Wild Theater shows are performed at the Milwaukee County Zoo from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day on the Kohl’s Wild Theater Stage. The performances are also held year-round at schools, libraries, community centers and special events through Kohl’s outreach program.

“Kohl’s Wild Theater strengthens and enhances our conservation education mission, providing a powerful avenue to serve and engage our community,” said Jodi Gibson, Zoological Society of Milwaukee president and chief executive officer. “We’re thrilled and honored to continue our partnership with Kohl’s to provide quality conservation education programming designed to inspire children to care about the animals and the world we share.”

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