Nature's Mascots

Compassion, love and care for the environment comes naturally to children; they have wild imaginations, curious minds, and a strong affinity with animals. That’s why place-based animal mascots work so well as an education tool.

The Nature’s Mascots program tells Parks Victoria’s incredible conservation stories in an age-friendly way by using cute and cuddly or weird and wonderful heroes to represent our key ecosystems. Our mascot literacy resources help young learners to love where they live, develop connections between people and places, and understand how to care for both habitats and species.

Each mascot’s fact file uses informative text and illustrations to support emergent and fluent readers to further develop their literacy skills, understand concepts in the Victorian science curriculum and learn how special their local ecosystems are.

Moss covered rocks next to a stream in the Tarra Bulga National Park
Underwater looking up to the sky through kelp

Inland Waters


Helmeted Honeyeater 


Weedy Seadragon

Mountain ash and fern trees

Wet Forests


Leadbeater's Possum

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