And then, as we were hiking in Fundy this month, I realized, this qualifies! And we do it all the time! I'm winning!
I did adjust my actions a bit, once I had this revelation. Every time we go, I plan to learn one species from the informational placards on the trails. That way, if my kids ask, I'll be able to say, "Oh, yes. That? It's bladder-wrack. See what happens when you squeeze the pods?"
(Dixon Falls trail)
Just a helpful reminder that my homeschool doesn't have to look like so-and-so's homeschool in order to be properly educational.