Curio FAQ

Learn the concrete details of Curio and which plan may be best for you! Scroll through the infographics below for at-a-glance information, then read on for more.

Frequently Asked Questions

When you become a Curio member, you are gaining access to the following:

  • Entry into a close-knit homeschool community
  • Access to the Curio Campsite community forum
  • Curio Nature Society nature journaling curriculum with accompanying monthly field guides
  • A discount on all products in the shop of 10, 30, or 50% off based on your membership plan
  • Exclusive content (i.e. challenges, card sets, special feature podcast episodes, nature calendars)

Our legacy subscription plans offer a capped monthly discount. Curio memberships give you a blanket discount on the whole shop PLUS a much-needed community aspect and nature journaling curriculum.

Curio is for learners of ALL ages, including adults. We all want to learn and grow lifelong, and our community and Nature Society are intended to be enriching for everyone.

Nature Society field guides may be completed in varying degrees of depth. Young children will use these field guides to emerge into nature journaling, while adults may study alongside the companion book The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs and complete complex and personal reflections.

This depends on your personal prefernece and needs. With a more flexible membership infrastructure, we are setting the stage for expansive growth in our library and customer base. While you may currently use only one credit a month for an elementary unit and/or morning basket, you may soon find yourself torn as to what you'd like to choose in a given month. With a Curio membership, you receive the benefit of commuity and Nature Society on months that you do not purchase any new resources and receive either 10, 30, or 50% off all resources you do purchase. If you purchase multiple items, for example- a morning basket, primary/elementary unit, a secondary unit (coming soon!), and a dramatic play set, this will result in significant savings over the course of a year.

You may also opt to keep your current subscription plan and join Curio as a Keen member to gain access to the community and Nature Study. The membership discount platform is much more simple and straightforward, with automatic discounts rather than credit redemption.

There are a few different scenarios, each of which offers different benefits. Consider how heavily you plan to use H+S products, whether you feel that connection and community would be beneficial to you, and if you'd like to take part in a Nature Journaling curriculum. Use this as your compass in deciding which option may be the best fit for you.

As a Curio member, you have access to our all-new Curio Nature Society nature journaling curriculum, Curio Campsite discussion forum, exclusive members-only content, AND a discount of either 10%, 30%, or 50% off all shop purchases. Rather than a capped monthly credit, you have an automatic unlimited discount applicable to anything in the shop (excludes occasional collaborative promotions).

As a Curio member, you have a discount on all past, present, and future H+S resources. Keen members receive 10% off, Savvy members receive 30% off, and Intrepid members receive 50% off. In addition, Annual Intrepid Members have access to the items in the Annual Intrepid Members Suite for free.

Please note that member discounts may not apply to occasional promotional collaborative projects, as these projects are already inherently discounted

The Curio Campsite is a members-only discussion forum where we share fascinating nature finds, discuss Nature Society experiences, share books, post intriguing articles, ask questions, engage in lively discussion, and connect with like-minded individuals. This space is meant to offer families and especially parents connection and community.

We also plan to create spaces for children of all ages to share and discuss on a safe platform.

Curio Campsite is best enjoyed on our mobile app, available on the Apple Appstore and Google Play Store.

Curio Nature Society is a guided nature journaling curriculum featuring a new monthly field guide focusing on a different aspect of nature. These field guides offer activity and nature journaling prompts to help people of all ages engage with nature in meaningful ways. As you work through your nature study, engage with the Nature Society via the Curio Campsite community forum to discuss your observations. Nature Society Field Guides are available to members only.

We will periodically distribute challenges, resources, card sets, reference guides, nature calendars, special feature podcasts, and more for members only. We aim to keep our community thriving and alive for learners of all ages!

As a member, you not only have an automatic discount on the whole shop, but you will receive access monthly Nature Society field guides, access to the Curio Campsite discussion forum, full mobile app features, and member-exclusive content deliveries.

f you had a current subscription at the time we launched Curio, you can sign up for any annual membership tier for 25% off for the first year using code “SUBSCRIBER UPGRADE” even if you choose to keep your current subscription plan. Consider how much you plan to implement H+S in your learning as you choose which tier is the best fit for you! 

As an example, if you use a monthly morning basket and elementary unit, you will pay less over the course of the year with the Annual Intrepid Curio Membership than you will with our current combo subscription. Plus, you'll receive automatic access to this collection of products, access to Curio Nature Society, entry into our Community Forum, and 50% off anything else you may choose to purchase throughout the year.

Secondary level units for ages 12-18 and our new line of non-consumable Primary units will begin rolling out in March!