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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 church "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.

April 21 (Deadline April 17), Bham: Urban Forestry & Conservation Fair Field Trip

Everest Academy is honored to have been invited to this event.  It is limited to 20 students, so we are opening it up exclusively to Everest students in the 5th grade and their younger/older siblings at this time.  Please RSVP by April 17 if you would like to attend and note how many students will be attending.  The event is geared towards 5th graders, but younger/older siblings are welcome to attend.  I would say to leave any children under the age of 6 at home.  

IMPORTANT:  Please DO NOT sign up unless you 100% plan to attend.  It is inconsiderate to take up a spot that someone else could benefit from and then not show up.  

RSVP to Deb Spradlin at everestacademy1@gmail.com

April 21, 2015
Twenty-Third Annual Urban Forestry & Conservation Fair
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

The twenty-third Annual Urban Forestry and Conservation Fair is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at Birmingham’s Boutwell Auditorium. Our time slot will run from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. and is geared towards 5th grade students. Although this event is geared toward fifth grade, well-behaved students of all ages and grade levels are welcome at and could benefit from the activities presented.  There will be hands-on educational booths on forestry, wildlife, and environmental awareness. 

Each student is invited to bring a sack lunch. Water will be furnished for them to drink with their lunches. 

Below is list of typical activities and learning objectives for the fair; however, the actual activities vary from year to year, so not all of those listed below will be available this year.  

URBAN FORESTRY AND CONSERVATION FAIR
Typical Presentations & Learning Objectives:

• “Vermiculture” will teach students about the importance of recycling kitchen waste using worms. (Wenonah High School Environmental Science Students)
• “Forestry Jeopardy” will teach students about the forest environment.
• “Benefits of Trees” will teach students about the importance of trees; their wood products, oxygen production and relevance to life. 
• “The Enviroscape” will teach students about the different types and effects of pollution and how, as individuals, we can help reduce or eliminate the problems. 
• “Water Jeopardy” will teach students about water quality and water conservation; the small things that we can do as individuals that would conserve water in times of a drought 
• Alabama Animals” will teach students about the different types of wildlife that live in our state and the different types of habitat needed for them to survive.
• “Tree Cookies and Tree Rings” will teach students about how trees grow; how their roots, bark, wood and leaves function as a unique living 
• “Bird Art Rubbings” will teach students about 4 common bird species found in the Birmingham area (Birmingham Audubon Society)
• “Soil Babies” teaches the importance of quality soil and cover crops
• “Watershed Water Drops” will teach students about the watersheds in which they live.
• “Lifecycle of a Tree” will teach how trees from little acorns grow.
• “Build a Tree” will teach students about the parts of a tree.
• “Backyard Wildlife” will teach students about wildlife that can be found in your backyard. 
• “Wood or Not” teaches about all the products derived from trees.
• “Owl Pellets” allows students to dissect and investigate castings from real owls to understand their diets and life cycles

This event is open exclusively to Everest Academy students.  
Please review the Everest Academy Participation Policy before attending any of our events.