Students Teach Sustainability Through Comics

Melbourne, Australia, October 07, 2007 --( A group of university students have developed Enviromanya, a science kit for kids that addresses current environmental problems and its biotechnology solutions.

YAXPERT, a Young Achievement Australia (YAA) Biotechnology Entrepreneur Program (BEP) company was formed in May 2007. The aim of BEP is to encourage science students to pursue business. YAXPERT is sponsored by the Victorian Government’s Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development (DIIRD).

YAXPERT aims to develop innovative 'hands-on' learning solutions for kids. Enviromanya contains 24 experiments in a comic style manual along with tools and materials. This demonstrates environmental problems and shows how biotechnology can solve these problems.

YAXPERT’s members consist of nine tertiary students and early-career graduates from science and engineering looking to acquire business skills. The company is advised by successful mentors from the biotechnology and business sectors.

Enviromanya can be bought online at for A$45. Online support is also provided for customers. YAXPERT has sold over 20 units since the product’s release a fortnight ago.

Joon Win