Making a splash on World Oceans Day!

On World Oceans Day I wanted to make a BIG splash about the importance and beauty of our oceans. As a marine scientist and artist I have always been drawn to the ocean and now as a storyteller I love sharing my deep devotion for the ocean with kids of all ages. I do this through the art of marine science and storytelling in the hope that people will ‘sea’ the beauty in nature and fall in love with the wonders of our Blue Planet.

I have been visiting schools as my alter ego Dr Suzie Starfish for the past four years and I get to ‘sea’ first hand how creative education engages, excites and educates kids about our oceans. Our children are our future ocean stewards so it is important for them to learn about, live with and love the oceans, so as they grow up they are moved to protect and save our Blue Planet. And WE can all love and look after our oceans with a BIG splash of #OceanOptimism!

For me World Oceans Day is all about celebrating our oceans, the people that study and protect them and the special stories we create from enjoying them. So I’m VERY excited to share that my first kids picture book about the Great Barrier Reef is now at the printers and should be arriving on our shores very soon! In the photos you can ‘sea’ a sneak peak of one of the larger than life characters in my picture book, Stan, the Commander and Chief of the reef. Always #haveGBRhope.

You can dive in and make a splash with me and my creative ocean storytelling via Facebook at and @suepillans on Twitter and Instagram and best fishes this World Oceans Day!  ><((((º>.¸.·´¯`·.¸><((((º> .·´¯`·.¸><((((º>.¸