More than 385 fifth and sixth grade students are set to attend Allan Hancock College’s Bulldog Bound 3E experience on Friday, December 8, from 9-11 a.m. on the Santa Maria campus.

Groups of 40 Bulldog Bound students from Oakley, Cuyama, Pine Grove, Miller and St. Mary’s schools will visit several workshops with hands-on experiences at each stop.

A few new workshops include “Paw Printers,” where students will learn about the campus print shop and graphic design, and “Chem Dogs,” where students will learn the basics of chemical reactions.

Aera Energy will give a “Geology Rocks” presentation to the future Bulldogs to teach them a lesson in geology and oil production. As part of the Makerspace initiative, our Bulldog Bound “Maker Mutts” will make paper airplanes and learn about Captain G. Allan Hancock’s aeronautical background.

Other workshops will highlight academic programs at Hancock such as architecture, recreation management and Pacific Conservatory Theatre (PCPA).

Bulldog Bound is the first phase of the Hancock Promise, a four-part program designed to inspire and assist students in attending college.