Nina & Berry Foraminifera
Teaching Science To Kids


Nina Floaty & Berry Ground are two foraminifera guiding and teaching kids about the oceans and the wonderful flora and fauna of the deep sea. Foraminifera are a deep-sea life forms and hard to discern by the naked eye. They are very sensitive to physical and chemical environmental changes and therefore, are ideal indicators for paleoceanographic and paleoclimatic history of the Earth.

Nina & Berry`s look is based on two foraminifera species called `Melonis barleeanum` and `Neogloboquadrina pachyderma`. They became the two ambassadors of the children’s education program of  ‘Advancing Knowledge on Methane in the Arctic’, and Ocean Senses.

This project is endorsed by the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.

As part of this project, we have developed a series of activities and also books for children, some you will see here:

Nina & Berry Website & Instagram Account

Foraminifera Boogie

The “Foraminifera Boogie”, is a song developed of the AKMA Team and performed by kids of the TRINT International School in Tromsø (Norway) 
to bring awareness about the importance of foraminifera, marine organisms, biodiversity, and marine protection.

Rehearsal and Recording at the Tvibit Studio in Tromsø, Norway

Karaoke Version

Children Reading Books (different ages) and Activity Book for pupils