From Lake to Lake

We’re very lucky, our family. We live on a lake, and enjoy all the seasons here (most especially the summer). Our days are spent in the rhythms of nature – gorgeous sunrises, color-streaked skies at sunset, foggy mornings, windy days, calm, still evenings. We are in touch with wildlife – herons stalk by, seeking a … Continued

In Westside Today: Local Brentwood Science Teacher Does Good

Thank you to  Amy Sommer for her article in Westside Today! I will be on NATIONAL TELEVISION on Saturday September 29 on KTLA’s Career Day. The article begins: On Saturday, September 29, 2012 KTLA’s “Career Day” will invite viewers in to science teacher Lisa Niver Rajna’s classroom and see first hand how she inspires her … Continued

Filmmaking Tip: Audio

This is a video tip series in which we’ll single out one technique we used in our films to help you make better travel films. If you’re new to our films, Humanity.TV aims to inspire authentic travel through brief but intimate HD videos on fascinating people around the world. The Sustainable Farmer from Humanity.TV on … Continued

Sea Turtle Rescue at the Casa Magna

It’s nearly midnight on the beach in Puerto Vallarta and I am crouched down over a small open pit, watching something that looks like a scene from Alien — strange pink flesh and lots of drippy goo.  Over the pit, right at my eye level, an enormous sea turtle is heeding the strongest call of nature and … Continued

Lisa on NATIONAL TV: Career Day on September 29, 2012

  CAREER DAY: a nationally-syndicated weekly TV series inspiring viewers of all ages to pursue their dreams jobs! 1pm Saturdays …   Set your TVs, DVRs, and TIVOs for CAREER DAY on September 29, 2012 to see Lisa Niver Rajna on National television.   Career Day spent an entire day filming science in action with … Continued

Fly To Tuscany – Italy’s Most Scenic Region

The Western coast region of Tuscany is one of Italy’s most renowned tourist spots. Its renaissance architecture, delicious local recipes and warm climate attracts millions of tourists each year. It’s also part of Italy’s famous wine country and connoisseurs regularly flock to the award-winning region. The region is made up of a number of provinces, … Continued

The Sacred City of Cahuachi

Most people who know Peru are familiar with the Nasca Lines, those wonderful geoglyphs that are properly appreciated only from the air.  Less famous is the city of Cahuachi, an adobe brick complex mostly visited now by grave robbers, who over the decades have trashed the innumerable burials in their relentless quest for gold.  Objects … Continued

Remembering Carthage

Far from the commercialism of Tunis City, in a forgotten quiet glade away from the crowds, several small statues forming Le Tophet rise from a dip in the earth. 1) Le Tophet: photo from Wikipedia   These unassuming relics are virtually the only remnant of the great Phoenician civilization which had its capital at Carthage.  … Continued

Dump Life in Cambodia

Written by Tyler Brooks In the smoky distance a small girl with her friends is playing jump rope without a care in the world. On an oasis patch of dying or dead grass teenagers stare at the sky, pointing out elephants, cars, people’s faces and anything else they see in the clouds above. A gang … Continued

In the HUFFINGTON POST: Teachers Need a Village

My article appeared in the Huffington Post Education section last week. “Teachers Need a Village” is about the support that Educators need to do an excellent job. When I started a new job which required teaching seven grade levels, I created my own science teacher network in Los Angeles. As I said in the article, … Continued

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