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Gordon Clark '19 gathers at the KEC with friends to learn about sustainable food habits and to prepare dishes.

KEC Hosts Sustainable Food Project

October 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On Saturday, September 30, the Kohler Environmental Center (KEC) Sustainable Food Project held an exciting, educational event for the Choate community, promoting the project’s core goals and values. As it is harvest season, students were invited to participate in cooking and baking opportunities using freshly picked produce from the KEC.Read More

The Kohler Environmental Center, a leading environmental research and education center, opened in 2011.

KEC Wins Prestigious Architectural Award

May 12, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The home of Choate’s cutting-edge environmental research and education program, the Kohler Environmental Center (KEC), was awarded the 2017 AIA/CAE Educational Facility Design Award of Excellence by the American Institute of Architects on Wednesday, April 26. AIA’s awards committee chair wrote in a letter, “If you believe, as I do,Read More

KEC Students Conduct Self-Directed Research

April 21, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Choate campus is surrounded by nature — yet students seldom get the chance to study  the environment directly. This term, 14 juniors embarked on their research methods experiments at the Kohler Environmental Center (KEC). Students came up with a list of questions they wanted to study in the fall termRead More

Mr. Joe Scanio, Program Director at the Kohler Environmental Center (KEC), assists Ananya Karanam ’18 in the greenhouse. Alleviating worries, next year’s new daily schedule will have little impact on the Environmental Immersion Program.

KEC Expects Little Alteration With Next Year’s Daily Schedule

February 24, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In the 2017-18 school year, students will have a new daily schedule that includes 70 minute class blocks, lunch blocks for all students, and the possibility of after school activities being pushed back. With these alterations, many of the special academic programs offered at Choate will be affected, particularly theRead More

The 140-acre Paddock Farm produces a lush harvest of apples each year, and Mr. Erik Freeman hopes to maintain the orchards and flowerbeds.

Ian Morris Has Left, but the Beauty of Paddock Farm Remains

October 28, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Imagine Beethoven’s “Pastoral” Symphony come to life: the colorful opening translated into rustling autumn leaves, the vivid interplay between strings and woodwinds morphed into larks soaring over a bounty of harvest, and there you have it — Paddock Farm, an area near the Kohler Environmental Center (KEC) with a facultyRead More

The over 30-feet tall weather tower will cost between $10,000-$15,000.

Campus Weather Tower to Record Valuable Ecological Data

October 7, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Choate will be constructing a 10-meter tall weather tower near the Kohler Environmental Center (KEC) within the next fiscal year. The weather tower will record valuable ecological data such as temperature, precipitation, relative humidity, wind speed and direction, radiation from the Earth and atmosphere, soil temperature, and soil humidity. ThereRead More

KEC Trash: A History; A Future

KEC Trash: A History; A Future

September 18, 2016 at 3:03 pm 0 comments

A walk through the woods of the Kohler Environmental Center (KEC) often unearths unnatural specimens. A rusting red truck rests on the streambed covered in bittersweet vines, a dirty sink leans under large oak trees, an old stove crouches among the bright yellow flowers of lesser celandine, and an unwantedRead More