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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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Alejandra Martinez replied:

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. :)
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Marelly said:

How did they react to Slomo?
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Alejandra Martinez replied:

They really liked him!
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Dariella Davila said:

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

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

Who are the people that responded to your journal,are they fellow scientist
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Alejandra Martinez replied:

Some of them are other teachers that are also going on expeditions.


The Hot Springs looks awesome !! And I want to visit Old Faithful .
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Sophia Castillon said:

That is a lot of gear you have to wear.
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Dominic Perez said:

It looks like Slomo had fun! What new things did you guys learn?
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Alejandra Martinez replied:

We learned about the Arctic and Antarctic, and permafrost, among other things.
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Miguel Ramirez said:

The fact that it snow there almost every day is amazing
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Ricky chavarria said:

Hope slomo doesn't get frozen out there.
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dayanara said:

Slomo looks like hes having lots of fun!
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Juan said:

Slomo has had many different kinds of trips
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Shelby Salazar said:

SloMo looks like he is having fun
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Nathan Salinas said:

Looks good!!!
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Nathalie Moreno said:

Did you learn things you didn't already know?
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Alejandra Martinez replied:

Yes, I learned a lot!
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Caleb Medellin said:

Were did you see slomo's fellow sloth brother (picture 3) ?
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Shantell Martinez said:

When did you start including slomo in your adventures??
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Jorge Ramirez said:

Those are some nice pictures.
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Michelle Martinez said:

I'm glad Slomo is apart of our class.
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Janell Velasquez said:

Did SloMo get frostbite through the trip?
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Alejandra Martinez replied:

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!
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Ashley Pina said:

Where were y'all staying during the Joides Resolution?
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Alejandra Martinez replied:

We lived on the ship.
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Emily said:

Was the Sloth as slow as everyone says it is?
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Ethan Kypuros said:

If you were offered a real live sloth to keep would you take that offer? If so would you bring him to school?
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Zuhailey Diaz said:

Wow, it's so cool how you guys learned how to plaster a dinosaur leg bone.Wish I could do that!!!!!
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Paola Sedeo said:

YAY I love slomo!
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Abigail Ledesma said:

When you first got slomo, did you ever picture yourself going on as many adventures before as you do now ?
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Alejandra Martinez replied:

Nope! Not at all!
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Monica moran said:

Looks like Slomo found a friend!
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ximena said:

looks like slomo was having an amazing time
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Annette Rodriguez said:

Was that a real sloth with Slomo?
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Alejandra Martinez replied:

Yes! at he San Antonio Aquarium.
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Alany said:

Was the sloth nice to slomo?
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Norma said:

SloMo has gone to so many places! Looks fun!
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Christopher Garcia said:

What would you rate the eggs on a scale of 1-10?
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Alejandra Martinez replied:

LOL 10.
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Garcia said:

It must of been a great time!
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Guest said:

how many adventures has slomo been on
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Gg said:

It must of been very fun!
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Emily Vazquez said:

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

Were you the only teacher with a mascot?
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Alejandra Martinez replied:

I was!
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John Moreno said:

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