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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.

Nov. 7, 2019 (Deadline Oct. 17), Bham: McWane Science Center Teen GENEius Lab

McWane Science Center Teen GENEius Lab 

Please note that this event is open for sign up to Everest families only until Oct. 1. Other families may sign up for any remaining spots after Oct. 1.
Where: McWane Science Center
              200 19th St. N
              Birmingham, Al 35203

When:Thursday, November 7th, 2019 @ 10:30am

Details: GENE-ius is an engaging laboratory experience in molecular biology and genetics designed for high school biology students in grades 9–12. Using state-of-the-art equipment, participants work in small groups with guidance from UAB students and faculty to complete a challenging lab experiment. Students also have access to McWane Science Center exhibits and programs throughout the day. 

What the Students will be doing: Huntington's Disease Lab: Students learn structure and function of the human brain as they work in small groups to dissect a sheep brain and test their olfactory systems. Then students will use DNA gel electrophoresis and microscopy to explore the genetics and neuropathology of Huntington’s disease.    

After the lab, you are free to explore the museum.  I am planning to take my teens to the Smart Cafe after the lab to have some lunch.  When we finish up lunch, we will hang out and explore the museum. We would love for you to join us.

**Younger siblings are welcome with paid admission, but will not be able to go into the Lab with the teens.  You can explore the museum while the teens are in class with your younger children as long as you provide me with a number you can be reached at.  You must stay at the museum the whole time***

Cost: $8.80 per student, $8.80 per additional sibling over the age of 2 (under 2 is free).  We get one free teacher per family.  Any other chaperone is $5.50.  

Deadline: October 17th. Please note that this event is open for sign up to Everest families only until Oct. 1. Other families may sign up for any remaining spots after Oct. 1.  There is only 30 spots for this Lab, so they will go quick.  Please RSVP by sending your payment as soon as you can. Your payment reserves your spot.  Please email me with whether or not you are enrolled with Everest Academy, the number of teens, siblings, and adults that will be joining you.  I will send you an email as soon as I receive payment confirming your spot.  You can paypal me at jenbohan77@gmail.com . ***Please be sure to select sending payment to friends and family so that I won't be charged a fee***

This is an Everest Academy Event, but open to all homeschoolers.  Please familiarize yourself with our field trip Participation Policy.    http://www.alabamahomeschooling.com/search?q=field+trip+policy