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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.

Aug. 28, 2015 (Deadline Aug. 26), Millbrook: 2015 Water Wonders Homeschool Field Day

2015 Water Wonders Homeschool Field Day
The Alabama Nature Center, located in Millbrook, Alabama, is the ideal venue at which to teach students the importance of preserving and protecting our natural resources. Our facility contains 350 acres of striking forests, fields, streams, wetlands and ponds that are traversed by five miles of boardwalks and trails in three distinct, biologically diverse regions. Here, students are treated to learning opportunities that will have a lifetime impact by helping them understand how water is our most valuable natural resource. From natural springs and ponds to streams and creeks, the ANC is an ideal location to study the effects of the water cycle while discovering how plants, animals and people rely on water for daily existence.

Date/Time: August 28, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM; arrival 9:15-9:30 AM
Location: AWF Headquarters/Alabama Nature Center Millbrook, AL
Cost: $10.00 per student K-5 through 6th grade; no charge for chaperones
Deadline to Register: Wednesday, August 26, 2015
*Students are responsible for bringing a sack lunch/drink, a complete change of clothes, and water shoes to wear in the creek. Old tennis shoes or sandals with a strap around ankle are fine; no flip flops.

 Aquatic Life Roundup – Students will explore the myriad of life that is supported by a pond by using nets to sample for animals that live there. Students will discover how animals adapt to
aquatic life and how their survival is related to water quality.
 What is a Wetland? – Students will learn how streams and natural springs contribute to the creation of wetlands, and how wetlands function as part of the water cycle, including their ability to filter groundwater.
 Stream Walk – A hike in Still Creek will spark discussion about how humans contribute to the
overall health of our waterways, including man’s effects on water quality, erosion and pollution. Students will see firsthand what happens to precipitation when it reaches the earth’s surface by tracing water’s journey from its source as a natural spring to its destination in a stream.

To register, please respond to this email, call (334) 285-4550 or email Holly at hollyb@alabamawildlife.org or Hope athpeters@alabamawildlife.org