WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO
WHO WE ARE
Hello my name is Natasha Skoberla. I am the owner of SparkYou.org who loves science and kids. Geek at heart but I also like playing beach volleyball & tennis. Since 2018 I teach STEM for grades K-12. I have worked in Aikahi, Ka’ohao and Waimanalo Elementary Schools and tutor kids from all over the island. I hold BS degree in Civil Engineering, MS degrees in Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering. I have extensive background in drug and vaccine development subjects due to my past, long time employment at Merck, KGAA. My goal is to keep your kids safe, curios and entertained during their time away from school. I am fascinated with little brains and how they work. I love watching kids get curious about not only science but just the ordinary life. I believe social interactions with other kids and lots of time outside on a fresh air is the best we can offer our kids.
AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT CLASSES
LOWER ELEMENTARY Grades K-2
For our youngest scientists, we emphasize engagement and fun. Kids engage/study with a partner to cultivate team work. Each session consists of Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Engineering lessons with emphasis on our Hawaiian sourroundings. Students not only have fun but are challenged to independent thinking and proposing discovery subjects they want to learn about. We love to hear all innovative ideas as young Einsteins get their creative minds to work!
UPPER ELEMENTARY Grades 3-6
This program is more advanced including experimental details. It is versatile in terms of settings. Students work in teams or independently depending on lesson. Given lessons teach concepts of elements, molecules, reactions, electricity and thermodynamics. We emphasize nurturing curiosity, creative thinking and encourage students to ask questions.
SCIENCE DISCOVERY CAMPS
We accommodate the need of learning and supervision for days where schools are closed and during vacation time. Our Hawaii discovery camps combined with science consists of:
ONE DAY CAMPS (8AM-2PM) are set up for most Holidays which corporate businesses don’t recognize and for personal development days when schools are closed for students.
WEEK LONG CAMPS (8AM-2PM) offered during fall, spring & summer breaks.
For more information and 2022 SUMMER CAMPS availability dates please click below.
On occasion we partner up with other vendors on Oahu to provide unique, fun experiences. This includes parents night out, stargazing, make your own shaved ice session and many more… :). Please check our link below for current events.
I am an employee for this Summer Science Camp and this is hands down the best job I have had! The kids at this camp are all very sweet and so fun to teach and play with! We go on the funnest trips and get to see and learn the coolest things. Natasha is a great teacher and very fun as well! This camp is the best and I love my job!
Natasha and her team do such an awesome job! The kids come home happy and having had so much fun! I love how she makes learning fun and balances all the activities to give them a great camp experience. We highly recommend!…
Our son really enjoyed science camp. Natasha does a great job organizing fun events and activities and always keeps things interesting. It’s nice knowing the care and consideration she offers to help our kids have fun. And as a parent, it…
Natasha makes a world of a difference for the kids! What she offers not only helps build their curiosity and love for science, art and sport activities, but also provides them with the rare for these days opportunity to just be kids, have…
My daughter loved their science and yoga weekly after school program for students at Aikahi Elementary School. Both elements were high quality and she always looked forward to it. Yoga was done on a beautiful outdoor deck, followed by…
Kimberly Perez Hults
Natasha runs an AMAZING camp!! My 6 year old son loves going to camp. He had a blast learning about Harry Potter at Fall Break Camp. Over the holidays he went to the trampoline park and the kids took a trip to the college science lab to…