Pathfinders Design and Technology designs and manufactures wooden science kits for educational and recreational use. We are located in Metchosin, just outside of Victoria, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Our chief educator, Derek Wulff, teaches classes in the Victoria area. We spend time with kids in schools, making and using the kits to see how well they deliver curriculum for teachers, and to make sure they are engaging and appropriate for both fun play and educational aspects. So far so good!
We like to work with other local companies. Our manufacturer in Taiwan is a local family-run factory, and most of our stores are neighbourhood toy stores, supporting local and small business people (not actually short, but you know what we mean). We do sell to some larger companies, but they have set standards for excellence and generally are not traded on any stock exchange.