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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.

October: Huntsville Botanical Gardens Educational Initiatives

HBG and 25 
HoursGarden Hours:
Monday- Saturday  9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. 
Sunday 12:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
   Huntsville Botanical Garden Online

Homeschool Programs homeschool
Mushrooms- Biology in the Garden
*$30/student Non-members, $28/student Members
Uncover the mysteries of how mushrooms grow including its growth from the spore to the fruiting body and the conditions necessary for growth. Discover mushrooms in the Garden and how you can grow them at home!
 *Fee for this class includes a mushroom growing kit to take home:

Tuesday, October 15               K-2
12-1:30pm, Anderson Education Center
Learn to identify the different parts of the mushroom.  Create a mushroom
pencil holder to take home along with your Back to the Roots mushroom growing kit!

Wednesday, October 16         3-5  
12-1:30pm,Anderson Education Center
Compare the growth and life
cycle of a mushroom to a flowering plant. Discover the history of mushrooms and why we like to eat them!  Crate a spore print! Take home a Back to the Roots mushroom growing kit.

Wednesday, October 16         6-8
Boeing Education Classroom
Examine mushrooms with a hand lens, discover where to find them in the Garden, and learn to identify which ones are poisonous by their color, shape, size and odor. Prepare a slide to examine spores and other features under the
microscope.  Put together a Back to the Roots mushroom growing kit to take home.  

For more information about Children's Education programs, go to www.hsvbg.org and click on
Camps and Classes from the Children's pull down menu.
Due to limited quantities of class supplies, online registration is no longer available. 
Please contact Misty Hertzig at 256-837-4104 or mhertzig@hsvbg.org to see about any openings in the class and for registration.

An Education Initiative

Seeds to Sprouts: Applessprouts
Friday October 18, 2013
10:00 a.m.
Boeing Education Classroom
Meet other parents while nature comes alive for you and your little one, ages 2-5, at 10 a.m. on selected Fridays each month. Enjoy stories, lessons, hands-on activities and guided tour.

$8 for first child, $5 for each additional sibling in the same family.
Parents free with membership or Garden admission.
No registration required.

Take advantage of our Frequent "Sprouters" Program and earn a free class for every three paid classes that you attend. Pick up your card at the next class. 

Coming up October 25: Owls

Contact our Education Department for more info at 256-837-4101 or mhertzig@hsvbg.org

An Education Initiative

Plant Identification Walk walk
Saturday October 19, 2013
Mark and Linda Smith Patio
Come learn about what's growing on at the Garden with a plant walk led by Carol Lambdin, landscape architect.
Included with Garden admission or membership. 
To register go to www.hsvbg.org.
Questions? Call (256) 837-4104 or email mhertzig@hsvbg.org.
An Education Initiative
Composting & Vermiculture compost
Sunday, October 20 2013
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Anderson Education Center Classroom
Join us as we learn more about turning your yard waste and trash into "black gold" to use in your garden. Those pesky leaves are about to start falling and before you think of them as a nuisance, realize that they are one of nature's gifts - the main ingredient of compost. All aspects of composting will be covered from simple backyard systems to worm bins. Once you learn these valuable tips, you'll be composting in no time at all! 
Led by Harvey Cotton and Shelby Aesthetic
All Material Provided
Members $25, Non-members $30
To register go to  www.hsvbg.org Questions? Call (256) 837-4104 or email mhertzig@hsvbg.org

An Education Initiative