Sarah Densmore, 2021
“I’m currently working on a Master in Science in Wildlife Science, and being a TMN (with so many volunteer hours in one year) was a key reason as to why I was accepted into the masters program.”Sarah
My major volunteer areas are with the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center, where I am the Volunteer Coordinator, and with Texas Metro Wildlife Rehabilitation, where I am sub-permitted by the State of Texas to rehab small mammals and generally rehab baby cottontails and juvenile opossums. I also assist with various research projects, including the TPWD Wildlife Photo Review Project, and I help out at the Heard Museum with their events and with sanctuary restoration whenever I can. I love volunteering with so many different organizations!
I’m currently working on a Master in Science in Wildlife Science, and being a Master Naturalist has opened many doors of opportunity. I’ve been able to attend bird banding events and assist with birding projects through my university work because of the background I’m building as a TMN. Being in a motorcycle accident in July of 2022 hindered my ability to volunteer, but I wanted to be able to prove that you can be a TMN and get volunteer hours, even from a wheelchair. I’m grateful that this program is so versatile to compensate for different strengths and weaknesses!