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Meet Krista Weatherford Educational Support Specialist at Pocahontas State Park

Pocahontas State Park located in Chesterfield County

Pocahontas State Park is excited to introduce their newest staff member Krista Weatherford. Krista is the educational support specialist and is a naturalist with over 10 years of education experience. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Conservation Biology with an emphasis in Wildlife from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Her undergraduate independent research consisted of two summers trapping and tagging black bear in eastern Utah as part of a 10 year population study. Following graduation, she completed a four month black rhino animal care internship at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center.

Krista spent two summers trapping and tagging black bear in Utah.

Krista moved to Georgia in 1999 to work at Otters Conservation, Inc. as lead animal keeper. She later accepted the Education Coordinator position at Georgia Southern University's Center for Wildlife Education and The Lamar Q Ball, Jr. Raptor Center in Statesboro, GA. As education coordinator, Krista developed and implemented a variety of hands-on environmental education programs based on Georgia's diverse habitats and wildlife.

After seven years as an environmental educator in Georgia, Krista relocated with her family to Midlothian, Virginia. She is part of the 2011 graduating class of the Pocahontas Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalist. In March of 2011, Krista accepted the education support specialist position at Pocahontas State Park.

Krista is very enthusiastic about this new adventure. She is excited to offer a variety of habitat and wildlife programs specific to Pocahontas State Park. For park program information, please contact Krista by email at or by phone at 804-796-4472.

Published: 05/03/2011

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