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Rain Forest coming to Kincheloe on Feb. 19 for shows at 5 and 7

Published 10:55am Monday, February 8, 2010

How can a rain forest come to town?

It’s truly something you have to see to believe.

On Friday, Feb. 19, Kincheloe Elementary in Dowagiac will be transformed into a tropical rain forest.

Touring under the name “Live on Stage, the Rain Forest,” not only will you think you are right in the middle of the tropical rain forest with the beautiful sounds and signs of the Amazon region, you will also see exotic birds, alligators, jungle cats, monkeys and snakes.

It all started as a dream for founder and current director Mike Kohlrieser.

In the 1980s, Mike and his wife Marcia became increasingly aware of problems in the tropical rain forests.

Using his already developed skills as an animal trainer and stage entertainer, Mike wanted to educate young and old alike about these animals facing possible extinction.

In 1992, the non-profit organization Understanding Wildlife Inc. was created.
The goal is simple – educate and inspire individuals to get involved and to make this a better world in which to live for us all (including the animals).

This fascinating comedy animal show will only be at Kincheloe Elementary School on Friday, Feb. 19, for two shows at 5 and 7 p.m.

Tickets cost $5 per person and will be available at the door.

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