Discover! An Institute for Learning in Retirement

Discover!  An  Adventure in Learning is an Institute for Learning in Retirement, made up of  a community of those of retirement age who share a love of learning. Discover!  members design their own courses based on the interests and intellectual curiosity of the group. Classes are challenging and thought-provoking, with mind-stretching activities on a wide variety of topics. Additional activities may include luncheon lectures and field trips.  Courses and activities have a minimal registration fee to cover costs.

Interested in genealogy? 

Join Discover! for a three-week course on “Who, What, When, Where……Your Family Tree.”    The course will be taught by Jeanette Bornholt, Genealogy Librarian with the Foley Public Library. 

Dates:  January 16, 23, 30   Time:  1:30 – 3:00pm.

Cost: $35 for the three-session course.

Location: USA Gulf Coast Campus at the Gulf Shores Cultural Center, 19470 Oak Road West (County Road 6), Gulf Shores.

To enroll: Call the Center for Continuing Education at the University of South Alabama at (251) 460-7200, go online to, or  email

Becoming Alabama:  The British Initiative

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!  In the Becoming Alabama course offered in October, John Jackson, historian and director of the Foley Public Library, discussed the influence of the Spanish and French on the development of our state.  In this course, he will explore the last and most influential colonization effort – the British Initiative. 

This course is offered through  Discover!  An Institute for Learning in Retirement at the University of South Alabama, Gulf Coast Campus.

British Flag

British flag that flew over Alabama prior to the Revolutionary War

Dates/Time:  March 13, 20, 27, 2018  1:30 – 3:00pm

Fee:  $35

Please register by Monday, March 12. 

Location: Gulf Shores Cultural Center 19470 Oak Road West (County Road 6) Gulf Shores, Alabama 36542  

To register: Call 251-460-7200   or register online at: