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Lifelong Learning

Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning

The Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning at Indian River State College is designed for men and women who are interested in exploring shared topics of interest in a college atmosphere. No pre-requisites, no long semesters, no grades, no tests---learning simply for the joy of learning. Programs are peer-led and peer-directed. We offer a wide variety of courses, educational travel tours, and monthly lectures. Peer Leaders volunteer to lead discussion and study groups, hands-on activities, field trips, lectures, book and film groups, all in a welcoming and appropriate environment for the adult learner—at our five locations (Vero Beach, Okeechobee, Fort Pierce, Stuart, and Port St. Lucie). These programs do not apply to any IRSC degree program and are non-credit.

Ways to Support Us

The Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning at IRSC is a peer-driven membership program designed specifically for men and women age 50 and better. Offerings provide members the opportunity to learn, simply for the joy of learning. There are no tests, no grades, no pre-requisites, and no college credit given. Members come together to share ideas and points of view in a social and intellectual spirit. Members serve as both "teacher" and "student." An annual membership fee is $50. A wide variety of offerings are open for registration by phone or online.


  • Early-bird registration for all course offerings
  • Exclusive invitations to social events, receptions and lectures
  • $50 off a subscription to the Distinguished Lecture Series

Fielden Institute Endowment Fund 
There are a variety of ways in which you could support the program.  If you are interested in supporting the Endowment Fund, please give a gift now online or contact Julia T. Keenan, IRSC Director of Development at or phone 772-462-7244.

We are also happy to come and speak to your group or organization about the Fielden Institute for Lifelong Learning's programs. To schedule one of our Fielden Institute ambassadors, please contact us.

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