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After travelling with me on an expedition in 2016 aboard the deep sea drilling ship the JOIDES Resolution, SloMo, a sloth puppet, joined my 7th grade class.
SloMo during an evacuation drill aboard the JOIDES Resolution

He is a great addition to our team in my science class and allows my students to connect science to their everyday lives. It is also a lot of fun following his adventures.

SloMo's adventures

Old FaithfulVisiting Old Faithful at Yellowstone National Park Fellow SlothMeeting a fellow sloth at the San Antonio Aquarium Snow in south TexasMaking a snow angel in south Texas Lab workDoing some lab work at Memorial Junior High Dinosaur Bones!Learning how to plaster a dinosaur leg bone at the DIG Field School in Montana

SloMo visits Fairbanks for PolarTREC Orientation

SloMo came along to orientation at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and he has been having a blast.
Eating BreakfastThe meals have been delicious at! At workThe staff is so helpful and we are learning a lot during orientation SloMo, we aren't in Texas anymore.SloMo looking at a map at UAF Coat rackThey have special places everywhere for use to hang our jackets

We got to see what gear is used in the field when it is REALLY cold. Trying on the gogglesSloMo trying on the goggles at IARD Wearing the jacketSloMo trying on the jacket at IARC

There are many more adventures to come! Follow along with our journey to the Arctic tundra! You can also follow SloMo on Instagram: @slomoluvsscience


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Dominique Richardson said:

What a fun way to keep people engaged. I'm looking forward to following you and Slo-Mo on your expedition!
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Alejandra Martinez replied:

Thanks Dominique! I can't wait to see what your next adventure will be!
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David Walker said:

These SloMo photos are awesome! I look forward to following you (and him) on your adventures.
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Amy Osborne said:

I have had so much fun meeting and hanging out with you and SloMo. What an adventurous sloth! I look forward to seeing and hearing about more of SloMo's adventures while he helps you with your vegetation studies in the Arctic!
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Amanda Ruland said:

I can't wait to see what is in store for SloMo! Is there anything he is nervous about concerning the expedition?
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Ruben Ibarra said:

That food looks good.
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Looks like SloMO has gone on alot of adventures.
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Keith Newman 69 said:

On the 6th picture down Slomo looks like Indiana Jones


AYYYYY that looks lit no CAP
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Kazoo Kid replied:

wait a minute who are you?????
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Samantha orta said:

slomo looks like he is having fun
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ulises said:

Looks like slomo is having lots of fun
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Abraham ttv btw said:

Ready to go:)
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ttvstreamerbty said:

slomo found somebody
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Ivan said:

It looks like SloMo had a great time.
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alondra said:

slomo is one lucky sloth!:)
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Jose Luis Martinez said:

SloMo is the best Mascot ever! He is always traveling!!!!!
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Alexia Flores said:

Looks like SloMo made a new sloth friend!
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Gabriel said:

This one is going to be a couple of questions. How many people were on the ship, did the picture of slomo and the sloth happen after or before you went to the Joides Resolution, how long did it last, I know the expedition had something to do with rocks but what was it.
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Dael Barragan said:

Seems like slomo has traveled more than me.
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Jane Rodriguez said:

Slomo must have had so much fun!
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Alexa Diaz-Wever said:

It's really cool how slomo is apart of all these adventures.
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Guest said:

Did Slomo like the eggs?
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Alejandra Martinez replied:

They were delicious.
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I said:

slomo slows down the competition
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Guest said:

love the picture of slomo with a actual sloth it is so cute
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DENALI said:

Can't wait to see what SloMo discovers in the summer!!!!!
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Ashlee Estrada said:

Wow, that's cool!
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Sergio. said:

SloMo travels to more places than I do.
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Amanda Justo said:

How hot are the the hot springs.
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Alejandra Martinez replied:

106 degrees
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Larissa Sanchez said:

SloMo looks like he is having so much fun:)
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nadia huerta said:

Why has Slomo been in more adventures than me.Wait ........I barely leave my house for school.
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Carlos Longoria said:

Seems like another great adventure awaits SloMo!
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Jesse said:

SloMo has had many adventures:)
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Guest said:

That must be a really fun experience.
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Orlando Gonzalez said:

slomo has been to many trips,i have only been to 3. =(
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Bianka:0 said:

SloMo looks amazing with his jacket:)
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Jasmin Gonzalez said:

About how many degrees do you think it was at the hot springs?
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Arianna Huerta said:

It looks like slomo is having so much fun.
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Roy Garza said:

SloMo has gone on more adventures than I have!
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Andrea Tamez said:

Slomo looks like he's having so much fun! He must've been so excited in this adventure!
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ericka said:

Since most of the places you've traveled to were on a airplane. Were you nervous on your first ever trip out of Texas?
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Alejandra Martinez replied:

I was, but you get used to flying!
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Airamy Martinez said:

What was Slomo's life preserver made of?
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Alejandra Martinez replied:

Foam. The official photographer gave it to me.
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Valentina Guardiola said:

Were the sloths long nails sharp ?
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Alejandra Martinez replied:

They were long, but not that sharp.
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Natalie Gomez said:

What encouraged you to get Slomo? and How did you get him?