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Birthdays, Meetings, Educational Programs, and More

J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue stands at the forefront of Wisconsin's exotic pet rescue efforts, serving as the state's largest sanctuary for these unique creatures. One of the standout features of J&R's initiative is its robust educational programming, providing visitors with hands-on learning experiences about various animals, such as lizards and snakes. These programs not only showcase the fascinating world of exotic pets but also emphasize the importance of responsible pet ownership. A key message conveyed is the potential environmental impact of releasing pets into the wild, underlining the organization's commitment to ecological responsibility. Moreover, J&R offers engaging photo opportunities, allowing visitors to hold and interact with rescued pets, fostering a deeper connection between humans and these remarkable animals while promoting awareness about the challenges they face. As J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue celebrates its one-year milestone, its educational programs continue to play a vital role in fostering compassion, understanding, and a sense of stewardship for the diverse species under its care.

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J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue presents hour-long events providing an exclusive opportunity to meet a fascinating array of creatures including lizards, snakes, spiders, insects, birds, hedgehogs, and more. This hands-on experience encourages active engagement, allowing participants to hold and pet various animals under the guidance of knowledgeable staff.

Priced at $250 plus gratuity, this unique event promises an unforgettable and educational adventure, fostering a deeper appreciation for the diverse wonders of the animal kingdom. J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue is dedicated to creating meaningful connections between children and wildlife while emphasizing the importance of responsible interaction and respect for all living beings.



J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue's Education Center is tailor-made for an array of gatherings, making it an ideal choice for Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Brownies, Girl Scouts, club meetings, and birthday parties alike. With a comfortable seating capacity for up to 12 people, participants can immerse themselves in an educational adventure featuring hands-on encounters with captivating animals, including lizards and snakes. The package offers flexibility with two options: the full experience, including an hour long Animal Meet and Greet, is priced at $150 plus gratuity for the hour-long meet and greet and $50 for each additional hour that the space is needed. For those seeking an engaging program without the Animal Meet and Greet, the cost is $50 an hour. J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue ensures a memorable and educational experience for groups of all ages and interests.



J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue offers an engaging hour-long presentation featuring live animals, including an intriguing assortment of snakes, lizards, insects, spiders, hedgehogs, birds, and more. The session includes a dynamic Q&A session, allowing participants to delve deeper into the world of these fascinating creatures. If time permits, attendees have the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with the animals, enhancing their interactive experience. The comprehensive package is priced at $250 per hour. For those seeking an extended encounter, an additional "Meet and Greet" session with the animals can be added for $50 per half an hour, providing a more intimate and immersive exploration of the diverse species showcased during the presentation. J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue ensures a captivating and educational experience for audiences of all ages, fostering a connection between humans and the wonders of the animal kingdom.



J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue offers the perfect solution for company picnics, gatherings, and drop-in events with our multi-hour interactive animal experiences. Our team brings a diverse array of animals, including snakes, lizards, insects, spiders, hedgehogs, birds, and more, creating an engaging and memorable atmosphere. We seamlessly set up a table, allowing attendees to meet and interact with these fascinating creatures. For a personalized experience tailored to your specific event, please contact us to discuss a customized package that suits your needs. Whether you're looking to add an educational twist to your company event or create a unique experience for your gathering, J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue ensures a one-of-a-kind, hands-on encounter that will leave a lasting impression.

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Adam Schmalz is a passionate conservationist and one of the newest members of the J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue family. Currently serving as a Conservation Corp crew member through the City of Green Bay's AmeriCorps program, he brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to the realm of exotic animal care.

his educational journey has led him through three impactful years at the University of Wisconsin Fox Valley, culminating in the achievement of an Associate's Degree in natural resources from Fox Valley Technical College. His dedication to conservation and animal welfare took root during his time as an Environmental Education Assistant intern at Heckrodt Wetland Reserve. There, among his various responsibilities, he found joy in caring for the reptiles, amphibians, and fish housed within the nature center building.

Animals have been a constant thread in his professional endeavors, and he has had the privilege of working in various roles that involve our fellow creatures. Whether it's feeding and caring for reptiles or immersing himself in conservation efforts, his commitment to the well-being of animals remains unwavering.

On a more lighthearted note, a unique fact about him is that he has indulged in every Godzilla movie ever made.

"I am thrilled to bring my passion, knowledge, and unique experiences to J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue, specializing in creating memorable moments through birthday parties and educational events. Join me in exploring the fascinating world of aquatic life and fostering a deeper understanding of conservation." - Adam Schmaltz

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