Aitutaki–a jewel in the South Pacific

February 12th, 2012

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My first trip to Aitutaki was for our honeymoon two years ago. George and I had wanted to visit there before but it was the first time the dice of price allowed it to happen! Our two weeks in the Cook Islands included kayaking, hammock swinging and two trips to the incredible jewel- toned Aitutaki … Continued

When parents and students hear it is time to plan their school’s annual science fair, most of them freak out! I am here to tell you that great resources exist for reasonable projects that won’t cost too much money or ruin your weekend leisure time. The fantastic site Science Buddies has lots of suggestions and … Continued

Atul Gawande says in his book, Better, count something interesting, be it an object or an abstract concept, and you will learn interesting new ideas. Some people count the days to summer camp or the nights until a Saturday night date; I enjoy counting the countries I’ve visited. After seven years at sea and a … Continued

Halle Eavelyn and Lisa Niver Rajna  When I met Halle at her book reading recently, I thought about my first trip to the Giza Pyramids. I remember that day like it was yesterday although I visited the great archeological site over thirty years ago! My family was cruising on a Greekship at the time and … Continued

Read this article from parenting.com which features Lisa Niver Rajna, science teacher! Everyday Ways to Help Kids Learn You can help your child start learning from physics to problem solving—all without breaking a sweat or boring them silly By Linda Rodgers  Looking at a Construction SiteMost adults think of science as an experiment or equation … Continued

From Blue Traveler Game Hello! I wanted to share a GREAT resource with incredible educational games. I added several to the JUST FOR KIDS page on my website but wanted you to have more information. Dear Educators, The Project WET Foundation is excited to announce a FREE new educational website for teachers and students! DiscoverWater.org … Continued

Lisa in  2007 Five years ago I went on a New Year’s cruise and made two resolutions: To buy a condo and to find a long-term relationship. I had been focused on these items already but now I was ready to make them happen. By January 18, 2007, I had my first date with George … Continued