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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.

FULL...May 7 & 8, Hayden: Water Monitoring Workshop

This event is FULL...

Everest Academy Water Monitoring Workshop

Wednesday, May 7th from 9am - 4pm and Thursday, May 8th from 8:00 am - 12:00 noon
Location:Mulberry Fork River, Hayden, AL
Description:Everest Academy parents and students are invited to participate in this 1.5 day class that will provide you with hands-on education about citizen water monitoring, water quality standards, water pollution, and ways to address pollution. Participants will learn the principles of water chemistry monitoring and bacteriological monitoring, and will practice monitoring techniques in the Mulberry Fork River!

Who:  Ages 10 and up.  All children ages 16 and under must be accompanied by a participating parent.

Cost:Cost:$15 charge per adult, and $5 for each participating child. Children ages 16 and up may attend without a parent for $15. Snacks and drinks will be provided both days. Participants will need to bring a brown bag lunch. 
Deadline:  Signup, payment, and cancellation deadline is April 30

Please register here:  http://www.alabamawaterwatch.org/news_events/calendar.html/event/2014/05/07/everest-academy-water-monitoring-workshop 

Certification:  
Those who are 16 and up and complete the program will be certified Alabama Water Watchers. Question:  Will those who are under 16 have to retake the course to be certified? Answer: As a lot of the junior/young water watch is still in its development phase, this policy is still under development. However, I propose that if a student is certified in the youth water watch program, and they actively monitor following the class (they regularly go to the stream and collect data), then they will only be required to go through a recertification session like all adult monitors. All monitors are required to be recertified one year after their first year of monitoring and then once every two years from there out. Recertification sessions basically entail a monitor meeting up with a trainer and going through each of the practices to demonstrate that they are conducting each test correctly. These sessions usually last no more than an hour.