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

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Dominic Perez (not verified)

It looks like Slomo had fun! What new things did you guys learn?

Miguel Ramirez (not verified)

The fact that it snow there almost every day is amazing

Ricky chavarria (not verified)

Hope slomo doesn't get frozen out there.

Amanda Ruland

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

dayanara (not verified)

Slomo looks like hes having lots of fun!

Juan (not verified)

Slomo has had many different kinds of trips

Shelby Salazar (not verified)

SloMo looks like he is having fun

Nathan Salinas (not verified)

Looks good!!!

Nathalie Moreno (not verified)

Did you learn things you didn't already know?

Ruben Ibarra (not verified)

That food looks good.

SOMEONE (not verified)

Looks like SloMO has gone on alot of adventures.

Caleb Medellin (not verified)

Were did you see slomo's fellow sloth brother (picture 3) ?

Keith Newman 69 (not verified)

On the 6th picture down Slomo looks like Indiana Jones

COULDBEANYBODY (not verified)

AYYYYY that looks lit no CAP

Shantell Martinez (not verified)

When did you start including slomo in your adventures??

Kazoo Kid (not verified)

wait a minute who are you?????

Samantha orta (not verified)

slomo looks like he is having fun

ulises (not verified)

Looks like slomo is having lots of fun

Jorge Ramirez (not verified)

Those are some nice pictures.

Michelle Martinez (not verified)

I'm glad Slomo is apart of our class.

Abraham ttv btw (not verified)

Ready to go:)

Janell Velasquez (not verified)

Did SloMo get frostbite through the trip?

ttvstreamerbty (not verified)

slomo found somebody

Ashley Pina (not verified)

Where were y'all staying during the Joides Resolution?

Ivan (not verified)

It looks like SloMo had a great time.

Emily (not verified)

Was the Sloth as slow as everyone says it is?

Ethan Kypuros (not verified)

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

Zuhailey Diaz (not verified)

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

Paola Sedeo (not verified)

YAY I love slomo!

alondra (not verified)

slomo is one lucky sloth!:)

Jose Luis Martinez (not verified)

SloMo is the best Mascot ever! He is always traveling!!!!!

Alexia Flores (not verified)

Looks like SloMo made a new sloth friend!

Gabriel (not verified)

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.

Abigail Ledesma (not verified)

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

Dael Barragan (not verified)

Seems like slomo has traveled more than me.

Monica moran (not verified)

Looks like Slomo found a friend!

Jane Rodriguez (not verified)

Slomo must have had so much fun!

ximena (not verified)

looks like slomo was having an amazing time

Annette Rodriguez (not verified)

Was that a real sloth with Slomo?

Alany (not verified)

Was the sloth nice to slomo?

Alexa Diaz-Wever (not verified)

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

Norma (not verified)

SloMo has gone to so many places! Looks fun!

Christopher Garcia (not verified)

What would you rate the eggs on a scale of 1-10?

Guest (not verified)

Did Slomo like the eggs?

I (not verified)

slomo slows down the competition

Garcia (not verified)

It must of been a great time!

Guest (not verified)

how many adventures has slomo been on