Chris Tucker has been an invaluable volunteer at Sulphur Creek Nature Center for
12 years, donating 1,592 hours to HARD. Chris predominantly provides care for
resident reptiles and amphibians that includes feeding, cleaning, providing
enrichment and handling for these animals. He helps maintain our feeder insect
enclosures and collects salamanders, tadpoles, and other small animals for our
Chris is a reliable asset as he commits every Thursday and Saturday to us, gives
100% to our museum residents, and is always willing to help with additional
projects. In addition, Chris has become somewhat of an amphibian and small
reptile whisperer due to his attention-to-detail. He is able to recognize any
behavioral changes with them, such as being stressed and struggling in captivity,
they tend to refuse to eat. He is able to help them acclimate to their environment
and get them comfortable with being handled and eating normal once again.
Chris is a wonderful asset to the nature program at HARD. He has proven himself
reliable, hard-working, and an extreme pleasure to work with. We are thankful for his
commitment to us and are happy to recognize him as the May 2023 Volunteer of the Month.