Doves in the Wild: Zeta Phi Beta Members Embrace the Nature of America
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The local chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority visited Marais des Cygnes National Wildlife Refuge in May 2018.


My name is Sierra Snyder and this summer I am interning at the headquarters of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for the Zeta Days at the Refuge initiative. Zeta Days is an initiative by the Service and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated (Our symbol is the dove). It started in 2015 in an effort to bring more diverse groups to national wildlife refuges. Since its inception, hundreds of Zeta chapters along with their youth and auxiliary groups have visited refuge sites across the country!

Now here is a bit about myself...

I am 21 going on 22 and fresh out of Morgan State where I received my bachelor of science in strategic communications. I was initiated into the Gorgeous Gamma Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. in the fall of 2016 and I am a proud member of the greatest sorority in the world (I may be a little biased). While my experience with nature and wildlife may be limited, I have already learned a lot about the importance of engaging in outdoor recreation and conservation on national wildlife refuges.

During my time at the Service, I will be blogging about the Zeta experiences at various refuge sites and why it is important for us and all Americans to engage in conserving wild spaces and its wildlife.

I hope that you enjoy reading this blog as much as I enjoyed writing it and that we ALL can learn more about America’s beautiful outdoors. 

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