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A webseries dedicated to the rare, threatened and endangered species of New Jersey. And the people working to save them.
A webseries dedicated to the rare, threatened and endangered species of New Jersey. And the people working to save them.
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Spotted Salamander, from the genus Ambystoma, featured in the first episode of The Creature Show.
Spotted Salamander, from the genus Ambystoma, featured in the first episode of The Creature Show.
Creature Show host Jared Rosenbaum (right) interviewing biologist Brian Zarate at our boulder studio.
Creature Show host Jared Rosenbaum (right) interviewing biologist Brian Zarate at our boulder studio.

The Creature Show is a new webseries about rare, threatened and endangered species, based in New Jersey. Each episode will be available to watch on Creatureshow.com, free for everyone, including students in classrooms.

Creature Show Episode 1 will star incredibly good-looking mole salamanders, including spotted salamanders, Jefferson salamanders, and the state endangered blue-spotted salamander. We'll also have an interview with Brian Zarate, a biologist with NJ Fish & Wildlife's Endangered and Nongame Species Program. 

Species we hope to feature in future episodes include:

Episode 2 -- Threatened and Endangered Snakes
(With special appearance by carnivorous plants)
Estimated Premiere Date: September 1, 2015

Episode 3 -- Indiana Bat & Northern Long-eared Bat
Estimated Premiere Date: October 30, 2015

Episode 4 -- Bobcat
Estimated Premiere Date: December 20, 2015

Season 2 (2016):
Rufa Red Knot
Eastern Tiger Salamander
Moths
Deer Overpopulation Special

QUESTIONS:

Q: Who's making The Creature Show?
A: Filmmaker Jared Flesher is the director, naturalist Jared Rosenbaum is the host, filmmaker Christian Schuller is the second camera, and Savraj Singh pilots the quadcopter.

Q: What will my support help you do?
A: Your support of this project will help pay for the completion of the first episode of The Creature Show, starring salamanders from the genus Ambystoma. Any extra money raised will go toward the second episode of the series, featuring threatened and endangered snakes.

Q: Can I like The Creature Show Facebook page?
A:
Yes! Click here.

Q: How can I contact The Creature Show?
A: Please email creatureshowNJ@gmail.com


REWARDS:

Stoneware Camp Mug
Stoneware Camp Mug
T-shirt
T-shirt
Children's Book
Children's Book
Documentary 3-Pack
Documentary 3-Pack
Launch Party location. Includes purple martin air show.
Launch Party location. Includes purple martin air show.
Salamander Hero
Salamander Hero
Major Sponsor
Major Sponsor
Thank you to our first sponsor!
Thank you to our first sponsor!
 

Risks and challenges

Work on the first episode of The Creature Show is already well underway, including lots of great footage from this spring's amphibian migration. Director Jared Flesher has three completed documentaries under his belt, and knows how to bring a project to the finish line. Samples of all the rewards have also already been manufactured.

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    DVD. Can't wait to watch The Creature Show but don't like watching videos on your tiny computer screen? We'll send you The Creature Show on a DVD signed by director Jared Flesher.

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    CREATURE MUSIC. You'll receive the soundtrack for the first episode on CD. This includes 6 classical music masterpieces, 3 rock-n-roll songs that will get you pumped for a night of salamandering in the rain, plus a beautiful nature track recorded next to a New Jersey vernal pool, featuring the chorus of wood frogs and spring peepers.

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    STONEWARE CAMP MUG. Just like the official mug used on set by the Creature Show host. This rugged 15 oz. mug can hold more than just coffee. Printed using eco-friendly, lead-free ceramic inks.

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    T-SHIRT. A 100% pre-shrunk cotton T-shirt bearing the iconic Creature Show logo. Available in your choice of size and color. Very stylish.

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    CHILDREN'S BOOK STARRING NATIVE PLANTS. A signed copy of The Puddle Garden by Creature Show host Jared Rosenbaum.

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    DOCUMENTARY 3-PACK. Creature Show director Jared Flesher's documentaries on DVD: The Farmer and the Horse, Sourlands, and Field Biologist.

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    LAUNCH PARTY. Two tickets to the Creature Show launch party in East Amwell, NJ, on the evening of July 1, 2015. Festivities include live music at sunset, self-guided tours of the Cider Mill Grassland Preserve across the street, and refreshments (including wine, beer, and choice selections from the director's organic vegetable garden.) Then at 9 pm watch the world premiere of the first episode of The Creature Show under the stars. Also includes great views of the evening's full moon.

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    LAUNCH PARTY PLUS. Two tickets to the Creature Show launch party, plus your choice of the mug, T-shirt, children's book, or DVD 3-Pack.

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    SALAMANDER HERO. This very special Creature Show supporter receives two tickets to the launch party, plus recognition in the Creature Show Hall of Fame as a Salamander Hero. You will also receive a Creature Show Salamander Hero T-shirt Jersey, with your own unique Creature Show number on the back. Extremely stylish.

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    MAJOR SPONSOR. We will identify your business, your non-profit organization or your family as a major sponsor of the first episode of The Creature Show. Your logo and name will be displayed prominently within the video and on Creatureshow.com, for as long as the Internet exists. Also includes two tickets to the launch party and your choice of the mug, T-shirt, book or DVDs.

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