KOHLER Center for Marsh Education is a LEED facility hosting educational and environmental programming
KOHLER, Wis. – Kohler Co. and The Friends of the Sheboygan Marsh today dedicate the new KOHLER Center for Marsh Education, a multi-purpose, environmental educational facility focusing on conservation principles.
The new LEED-certified facility features spaces for classes, receptions, exhibits and will serve as the campground restroom facility. The primary function of this new building is to house Camp Y-Koda’s ever-growing environmental educational classes along with other environmental stewardship activities. Camp Y-Koda’s educational classes serve approximately 1,500 students and were previously housed in an old semi-trailer. The atrium will house educational exhibits that detail the Marsh and its surrounding vegetation and wildlife. This is Kohler’s second partnership at the Sheboygan Marsh, having previously helped fund construction of the Broughton Sheboygan Marsh observation tower in 2006.
These initiatives support Kohler’s Believing in Better operating philosophy that strives to enhance the quality of life for current and future generations. Believing in Better is grounded in the belief that the best can always be better: better for the planet we share, better for the communities we serve and better for the lives we touch.
As part of the development of the new space, Kohler’s donation of $500,000 funded the construction of the multi-purpose, environmental educational facility. The donation was the largest toward the building project.