4-H Wakulla Welcomes Christine (Christy) Pearson







Christine (Christy) Pearson
Christine (Christy) Pearson

Crawfordville, FL – Wakulla 4-H Agent Dr. Rachel Pienta announced today that Christy Pearson has been hired to serve as the 4-H Program Assistant effective August 2, 2021. In this role, Pearson will be supporting 4-H After School programs in Crawfordville and Panacea along with 4-H Summer Camp.

Dr. Pienta said, “Christy Pearson is a gifted educator with a passion for STEM learning. Wakulla 4-H is very happy to welcome her to the UF/IFAS Wakulla Extension team.”

Christy Pearson is a graduate of the University of South Carolina at Coastal Carolina College in Conway, South Carolina as well as Midlands Technical College in Columbia, South Carolina. Pearson has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a professional degree in Practical Nursing.

She comes to 4-H after a distinguished 25-year career in nursing. A mother of three, Pearson moved to Wakulla in December 2020 with her husband and two youngest children.

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Christy taking the time to teach the students how to create a healthy garden.

Pearson said, “I enjoyed nursing, but I wanted to try something new. I grew up in 4-H. I decided that working with a program I have loved since I was a child would be a great way to give back.”

She has been serving as a 4-H teaching assistant since February 2021. Pearson has worked with the Panacea 4-H After School Program as well as the 4-H Summer Camp Program in Crawfordville.

Registration for the Wakulla 4-H After School Program in Crawfordville at the Wakulla Community Center will begin soon. Please visit the Wakulla 4-H webpage https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/wakulla/4-h/ for updates and registration instructions.

Note: your child’s school must have a route that includes the Wakulla Community Center to use bus transportation to that location.

The Panacea 4-H After School Program is scheduled to resume operations after a facility upgrade project has been completed.

For questions about this program or other Wakulla Extension programs, please call or visit the office. Staff can be reached at 850-901-7092. The office, located at 84 Cedar Avenue in Crawfordville, is open from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.

The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Opportunity Institution authorized to provide research, educational information, and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions, or affiliations. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A&M University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating

Posted: September 14, 2021

Category: 4-H & Youth, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Curriculum
Tags: 4-H, 4-H Club Group Activities, 4-H Events And Activities, 4-H Leader, 4-H Youth Development, 4-h-our-stories, Wakulla 4-H, Wakulla County 4-H

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