School Pipeline Safety Toolkit

1.3 Teachers

The United States is crisscrossed with over 2.3 million miles of underground pipelines that are used to transport materials such as natural gas, liquid petroleum gas, crude oil, refined products, and other hazardous materials. Pipelines are essential components of our nation’s economy. Underground pipelines are not only near our schools, but they also pass through neighborhoods and entire communities.

Use the following materials and resources below to introduce your students to the underground world of the pipeline system and to instill basic pipeline safety information that can empower them to stay safe in a potential pipeline emergency.

Identifying Pipeline Locations

Recognizing Pipeline Leaks

Leak Response Guidance

Print and copy the bilingual version of the "Call 811 Before You Dig" flyer and distribute it as a take-home resource using the link below:

"Call 811 Before You Dig" Flyer (BILINGUAL)

Activities and Resources for Elementary Teachers

811 Kids Program

The 811 Kids Program includes a seven-minute video and complimentary classroom materials from the Common Ground Alliance to teach elementary-aged children about pipelines and how they can help protect the pipelines in and around their homes.

811 Kids Video and Activities