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Biosciences Month celebrates South Africa's involvement in this field of science, research being conducted and the new frontiers being explored. In the interests of getting South Africans, especially the youth, excited about Biosciences, we have produced the following cartoon strips, information sheets and booklet.

Biosciences cartoon series

The 400 million year old fish, studying fish larvae and the endangered turtles of St Lucia. This series of three cartoon strips reveals some of the exciting activities being undertaken by bioscientists in SA. [Each file is some 2,5 MB]

2006 Year of the Turtle

Download a basic sea turtle information sheet (download PDF)
Web links and experts to contact (download PDF)

Biosciences booklet

All the information on this site is available in a downloadable booklet:
Biosciences - science about life  [file size 3.47 MB]

The booklet was published by the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) in accordance with the Department of Science and Technology (DST) initiative to promote bioscience.