Those of us fortunate enough to know Liam McGranaghan, know him as a conservationist, educator, falconer and astute naturalist, and friend. In addition to inspiring and motivating students to learn about their natural surroundings, Liam has given generously of his time and expertise to many organizations, especially Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy.
Liam’s programs, articles, photographs and memorable walks are appreciated by many and for good reason. His enthusiasm for the natural world is captivating and engaging. His ability to see what many miss (I’ve personally witnessed Liam reaching under a rock in a stream and pulling out a frog no one could possible know was there!), tell a good story and impart knowledge with humor encourage others to cherish and protect the natural world as he does.
Liam, a true educator and mentor, has inspired many of us to seek knowledge about the natural world and to find more time on trails – and to individually as well as collectively make a difference in protecting, creating and enhancing our natural places.
So, with great pride and tremendous respect, we are thrilled to announce Liam McGranaghan’s selection as a finalist for the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators. This award is presented by the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to teachers who employ innovative approaches to environmental education and use the environment as a context for learning.
Liam’s teaching methods take students from the classroom to trails and streams where they can develop a personal connection with the natural world. Be on the lookout for Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy walks and talks by Liam, as well as photographs and articles by Liam featured in the Habitat Herald and join us in ‘raven’ about Liam!