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Railroad Museum to Debut Interactive & New “A Shift in Power” STEM Learning Experience on June 26

Railroad Museum to Debut Interactive & New  “A Shift in Power” STEM Learning Experience on June 26

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are proud to debut an interactive and new STEM Learning Experience titled “A Shift in Power: Railroad History Meets Changing Technology” on Friday, June 26, 2015.  Funded by a National Science Foundation grant, the hands-on learning experience is part of a joint effort with five other history museums across the nation designed to introduce prototype STEM learning centers in historic settings.  STEM -- which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math -- is an integrated learning system that utilizes play and other informal activities designed to encourage and stimulate problem-solving abilities.   Elements of the new learning experience at the Railroad Museum will include a toy train layout that is perpetually under construction, large format photographs, a flipbook showing examples of innovation in railroading, test benches with simple low voltage components for both alternating and direct

Railroad Museum Celebrates “Diesels & Dads” On Father’s Day Weekend - June 20 & 21

Railroad Museum Celebrates “Diesels & Dads” On Father’s Day Weekend - June 20 & 21

California State Parks and the California State Railroad Museum are gearing up to celebrate “Diesels and Dads” on Father’s Day weekend – June 20 & 21, 2015 -- by operating two visually-exciting and gracefully-styled diesel locomotives as part of the popular weekend excursion train rides on the Sacramento Southern Railroad.  Departing hourly from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the brightly painted diesels -- Western Pacific No. 913 and Southern Pacific “Daylight” No. 6051 -- will pull the excursion trains both Saturday and Sunday on Father’s Day weekend.   The eye-catching and classic streamlined locomotives are representative of the so-called “First Generation” of diesel-electric locomotives which replaced steam engines all across America during the 1940s and 1950s. 

TIME FOR AN UPGRADE? CHECK YOUR GEAR.

TIME FOR AN UPGRADE? CHECK YOUR GEAR.

Our wonderful Coach Lisa A. upgraded to this beautiful Cervelo road bike with the help of Rich and his team at Rocklin Endurance Sports.  Congrats Lisa! You deserve it!

Get all your gear out this week and do a few checks.  Does my bike need a quick tune up?  Are my running shoes ready to be replaced?  Where are my goggles?  Get those kayaks out and ready for the water.  

It just takes a few minutes...Be proactive with your equipment so you can have a wonderful time when you are out there in the world!

HAVE FUN!

HAVE FUN!

Check out this mat recently spotted at a Mama Bootcamp class.  Don't you love it?!

FOCUS on pulling that belly button into your spine, especially on that third set of planks.
DON'T QUIT believing in yourself - you can do this!
HAVE FUN with your tribe in an empowering, supportive environment.

Do you have a black sharpie pen?  Write a few motivational words to yourself on your exercise mat.  Or maybe even a short term goal.  Challenge yourself a little harder at your next workout (you know you can do this!)

MOJO MAMA EXPRESS WORKOUT - ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

MOJO MAMA EXPRESS WORKOUT - ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

Think you don't have time to exercise? Guess again! In just 10 to 20 minutes, you can get an excellent full body workout. Its called the Express Workout, and you can do it wherever you are, whenever you want!  As we head into one of the busiest time of the year, it is great to have fast and easy tool to help you keep up your healthy lifestyle.

For a quick workout at home, on vacation, or even in the office, try this circuit (repetitions in parenthesis are for beginner, intermediate and advanced, respectively:

Pushups - box-style, on your knees or on your toes (20, 25, 30)

WHAT'S FOR BREAKFAST TODAY: VEGETARIAN HASH

WHAT'S FOR BREAKFAST TODAY: VEGETARIAN HASH

We are always looking for ways to get in our veggies - check this great recipe from Clean Eating Magazine (www.cleaneatingmag.com).  Incorporating eggs into this low-cal hash makes for a colorful, nutritionally loaded breakfast – the acorn squash has more potassium than a banana! Mix in scrambled eggs or top with a poached or fried egg. Serves: 6 - Hand-on time:  15 minutes - Total time: 25 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

·         3/4 lb small new potatoes, left unpeeled

·         1 small acorn squash, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch pieces

·         1 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped, divided

ENCOURAGEMENT AND APPRECIATION ARE CONTAGIOUS

ENCOURAGEMENT AND APPRECIATION ARE CONTAGIOUS

This week, notice the people around you (young and old).  The clerk at the grocery store.  Your next door neighbor.  A co-worker.  A barista at your favorite coffee house.  Offer a few words of encouragement or appreciation...