Boidiversity and the EGG

What do Environmentalists Professor David Bellamy and Stephen Poole and a group of Noosa Heads Surf Club Nippers have in common?

VH-EGG landing

They have all been on a wonderful sightseeing flight over the beautiful Noosa Biosphere, donated and piloted by Noosa Rotarian Graeme Alexander, in Cessna VH-EGG.

Noosa Rotarian & Pilot Graeme Alexander (left) and Dave Glassock (right) with Nippers Nicola Baxter, Archie Glassock, Tascha Macchia and Josh Elmslie.

These dedicated young people were selected for their leadership roles within the Nippers program. Nipper training, the attainment of their Surf Rescue Certificates and the beach patrols that they do, is part of character building undertaken by Noosa Heads Surf Life Saving Club volunteers.

Perhaps one day these young people will become leaders too and eventually look forward to joining a service club like Rotary where they can contribute to their communities as today’s Rotarians have to theirs.

Environmentalist Stephen Poole (left) with Rtn. and pilot Graeme Alexander, Professor David Bellamy, Mrs. Rosemary Bellamy and their son, Eoghain Bellamy, after an enjoyable flight.

Graeme Alexander was also spotted taking Professor David Bellamy, who was attending a conference as an Ambassador for Biodiversity, his wife and son with fellow environmentalist Stephen Poole on an educational aerial tour of the Noosa Biosphere.

Our tireless Club member Jean Sherrell-Alexander first recommended we consider a program for a school curriculum to permanently strengthen the understanding and commitment to protection of our Biosphere and the planet upon which we live and derive all that we rely upon to do so comfortably.

Hence the ‘Ambassadors for Biodiversity’ program was conceived and then supported by the Rotary Club of Noosa.



The flights in VH-EGG were in appreciation of the Nippers' service to the community and for the environmentalists who strive to protect our environment for future generations.

The Noosa Biosphere