March 2017 Inning: Madagascar

What: Madagascar Adventure
When: Monday, March 6th, 2016, 7 p.m. – 9:25 p.m.
Where: The Dan Beard Boy Scout Council
10078 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45241
Speakers: Jan and Randy Johnson

Last October, Jan and Randy took a trip to Madagascar with a group organized by the Cincinnati Zoo. Since their flight connections went through Johannesburg, South Africa, they went a few days early and toured Kruger National Park in South Africa. This presentation will briefly describe their tour through Kruger and concentrate on Madagascar. They’ll look at Madagascar’s flora and fauna together with the very poor political and declining ecological situation there.


Jan is a Cincinnati native who grew up on the west side and attended Seton High School. After graduation and a little more training she joined Procter and Gamble, where she rose to the level of Executive assistant before retiring in 2002. During this period she earned a business degree from the University of Cincinnati.

Randy grew up in Minnesota and Wisconsin, attended college at Princeton and went on to grad school at the University of California at Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. in Physics in 1975 and went to work at Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island. In 1984, he moved to Cincinnati to become a Professor of Physics at UC. He retired in 2014, but still continues his research program, working for free.

Jan and Randy met on a Sierra Club outing (when Jan was on a date with someone else) in 1990 and were married in 1995. They both enjoy exploring the world, both civilized and uncivilized areas. And now that they are both retired, they can go any time to any place.