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Everest Academy is a ministry of Everest Family Church in Hayden. We offer freedom along with quality resources, information, activities and support to those homeschooling in Alabama. We believe that the parent has the best interests of their children at heart. We believe that the parent is the first and only teacher that a child needs. In keeping with this philosophy, we wish to be a very hands-off cover school and allow the parent to lead and guide their children in the direction and at the pace they feel is best suited to their children. We ask only for what the law requires while offering support along with quality resources to aid families in their efforts.

June 15, Bham: Butterfly Awareness Day


June 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | In cooperation with Birmingham Zoo and McWane Science Center, Birmingham Botanical Gardens presents Birmingham’s Butterfly Education and Awareness Day. Each year, the Association for Butterflies, a non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of butterflies through conservation, research and promotion of butterfly gardening and butterfly farmers, celebrates Butterfly Education Awareness Day on the first Saturday of June. This year, three of Birmingham’s most recognizable cultural institutions have chosen Father’s Day weekend to bring the same celebration to the Magic City as part of The Gardens’ Get Into The Gardens series. Birmingham Zoo will host children’s activities with butterfly releases scheduled for 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. McWane Science Center will also host children’s activities and hold a drawing for free tickets to its latest feature, “Flight of the Butterflies.” Fresh Air Family will host “Hikes for Tykes,” a walk led by Verna Gates focusing on butterfly lore, legend and stories based on Monarch butterflies. The hike, designed for pre-school children and their parents, will begin at 10 a.m. Arnie Rutkis from Stoneshovel Landscaping will discuss ideas for creating butterfly and pollinator gardens. There will also be plants available for purchase. Birmingham Botanical Gardens | Free admission | bbgardens.org/weekends.php