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 Faithful
    Visiting Old Faithful at Yellowstone National Park

    Fellow Sloth
    Meeting a fellow sloth at the San Antonio Aquarium

    Snow in south Texas
    Making a snow angel in south Texas

    Lab work
    Doing 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 Breakfast
    The meals have been delicious at!

    At work
    The 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 rack
    They 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 goggles
    SloMo trying on the goggles at IARD

    Wearing the jacket
    SloMo 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

    Comments

    Guest

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

    Gg

    It must of been very fun!

    DENALI

    Can't wait to see what SloMo discovers in the summer!!!!!

    Ashlee Estrada

    Wow, that's cool!

    Emily Vazquez

    Slomo has had very nice adventures i can bet that slomo loves to travel to different places.

    Isabella Alcala

    Were you the only teacher with a mascot?

    Sergio.

    SloMo travels to more places than I do.

    Amanda Justo

    How hot are the the hot springs.

    Alejandra Martinez

    Haha, no, and lets hope he stays out of trouble this time. Not like when the wind blew really hard and he fell in the hot spring at Yellowstone!

    Larissa Sanchez

    SloMo looks like he is having so much fun:)

    nadia huerta

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

    Carlos Longoria

    Seems like another great adventure awaits SloMo!

    John Moreno

    I liked the picture with slomo in the dig field. I've always liked fossils.

    Jesse

    SloMo has had many adventures:)

    Guest

    That must be a really fun experience.

    Orlando Gonzalez

    slomo has been to many trips,i have only been to 3. =(

    Bianka:0

    SloMo looks amazing with his jacket:)

    Jasmin Gonzalez

    About how many degrees do you think it was at the hot springs?

    Arianna Huerta

    It looks like slomo is having so much fun.

    Roy Garza

    SloMo has gone on more adventures than I have!

    Andrea Tamez

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

    ericka

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

    Airamy Martinez

    What was Slomo's life preserver made of?

    Valentina Guardiola

    Were the sloths long nails sharp ?

    Natalie Gomez

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

    Marelly

    How did they react to Slomo?

    Dariella Davila

    I'm glad that you and Slomo are having fun even when you are eating breakfast, especially when Slomo fell at Yellowstone National Park.

    Alejandra Martinez

    I took him on the JOIDES Resolution expedition for fun, and he kind of became our mascot. Then I brought him back to Memorial so he could be our class mascot. :)

    Arely

    Slomo looks like he's having a lot of fun!

    David Walker

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

    Amy Osborne

    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!

    Earl

    Who are the people that responded to your journal,are they fellow scientist

    LAURA SANCHEZ

    The Hot Springs looks awesome !! And I want to visit Old Faithful .

    Sophia Castillon

    That is a lot of gear you have to wear.