The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) hosted a celebration of the Red Siskin Initiative (RSI) on September 23. SCBI Director Steve Monfort and RSI-cofounder Michael Braun, NMNH, gave a wonderful introduction to the project followed by a tour of the Red Siskin colony and discussion with the RSI team about our work and vision.

Also in October, took place the SCBI Autumn Conservation Festival 2016. The weekend long public outreach festival was a fantastic opportunity to share the RSI with hundreds of visitors. Our booth was rated one of the crowd favorites! Thanks to Christine Frandsen for graphic design and to Helen Moore, NZP, Kristin Black, SCBI, and volunteers for support.