B-I-N-G-O spells wildlife fun at MDC Jan. 2 program in Joplin

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JOPLIN, Mo. – The holiday break is a great time for families to play games together and connect with nature. Families will get a chance to do both Jan. 2 at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center.

On that date, MDC staff invites families to play “Animal Bingo.” This free program, for ages 5 and older, will be 1-2 p.m. at MDC’s Shoal Creek Center, which is located at 201 Riviera Drive in Joplin. MDC naturalists will give an old game a new twist as they lead participants on nature-themed bingo games in which participants will have chances to learn about wildlife, see live animals., and win prizes People can register for this program at:


For information about this or other events at the Shoal Creek Conservation Education Center, call 417-629-3434 or go to www.mdc.mo.gov/SouthwestEvents.