Steep Rock Association in Washington will team up with Gunn Memorial Library’s junior library to celebrate nature and its positive influence on children in October.

SRA staff will be on site at the library for a week of planned activities.

On Oct. 1 at 1 p.m., Clark Gifford, land manager of Steep Rock Association, will read aloud a few of his favorite picture books about nature and share facts about the association and the plants and wildlife he interacts with on a daily basis.

A sunflower craft will follow.

Steep Rock Association will continue to share its message with the after school story hour children.

Lori Paradis Brant, the executive director of Steep Rock Association, will host the Tuesday and Thursday story time and share her favorite nature stories and some discussion about the hiking trails, river, overlooks and creatures of

the association.

Children will make a three dimensional butterfly or lizard craft and receive a free cloth map of Steep Rock Association preserves.

In addition, a display of Steep Rock Association’s trail maps showing their three main land preserves (Steep Rock, Hidden Valley and Macricostas) in town and open to the public will be available at the library.

For more information, call the Wykeham Road library at 860-868-2310.