Nina & Berry
from the arctic sea

In this project, I work together with scientists to introduce children and the general public to the little-known world of foraminifera and other marine organisms. Foraminifera are a life form of the deep sea and are difficult to see with the naked eye. They react very sensitively to physical and chemical environmental changes and are therefore ideal indicators for scientists to reconstruct the climate history of our Earth.

We have developed a range of activities for children,
some of which you can see here below.

More about this project Akma-Project
Pixie Book series `Foraminitales from the Ocean` 

Copyright: AKMA-Project, Heike Jane Zimmermann, Giuliana Panieri

Nina Floaty and Berry Ground Characters

Character Development Berry Ground
Berry is based on a benthic foraminifera species called: Melonis barleeanum. A foraminifera which is living on the seabed

Character Development Nina Floaty
Nina is based on a planktonic foraminifera species called: Neogloboquadrina pachyderma. A foraminifera which floats in the ocean.

Nina & Berry Website and Instagram Account
Children Books