Teaching Transit: Resources for Educators

Free educational materials to teach your students about the benefits of public transit, and how to be safe around buses and trains.

Earl P. Nutt’s Safety Adventure Coloring Book

Image of Earl P. Nutt's Safety Adventure coloring book

Earl P. Nutt is on a crusade to teach his friends how to be safe around buses and MAX trains. Coloring pages and games featuring Earl and his friends communicate safety messages in a fun and friendly way.

Grades K–3

Earl P. Nutt’s Safety Adventure
PDF

Earl P. Nutt’s Safety Adventure — Spanish
PDF

Tracks are for MAX Movie

Image of Earl P. Nutt in his movie on how to be safe around MAX tracks

Safety squirrel Earl P. Nutt has a starring role in this semi-animated movie about how to be safe around MAX tracks and stations. Earl points out good and bad examples acted by real girls and boys. Running time: 20 minutes.

Grades K–6

Tracks Are for MAX
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Teacher’s Guide
PDF

Earl P. Nutt’s Safety Challenge Puzzle Book

Image of Earl P. Nutt's Safety Challenge book

Challenge your students to decode these fun and colorful puzzles featuring Earl P. Nutt and friends teaching kids about safety around buses and MAX.

Grades 4–8

Earl P. Nutt’s Safety Challenge
PDF

Earl P. Nutt Safety Posters

Image of Earl P. Nutt Safety Posters

Decorate your classroom with these colorful Earl P. Nutt safety posters. Your choice of 24" x 36" or 11" x 17". Set of three different posters.

Grades 4–8

Earl P. Nutt Safety Poster — 24" x 36"
PDF

Earl P. Nutt Safety Poster — 11" x 17"
PDF

Girl Scouts Transit Safety and Education

Girl Scout Badge

Discover. Connect. Take action. Discover the ins and outs of public transit and how to ride safely. Complete the activity requirements and earn a patch!

Girl Scouts Safety Patch
PDF

MAX Safety Posters

Raise your students’ awareness of MAX safety with these colorful posters. Set of four different posters.

Middle school/high school

MAX safety poster 1 MAX safety poster 2 MAX safety poster 3 MAX safety poster 4

MAX Safety Poster #1
PDF

MAX Safety Poster #2
PDF

MAX Safety Poster #3
PDF

MAX Safety Poster #4
PDF

MAX Safety Video

Learn easy and helpful safety tips when around MAX. Length: 00:00:15

MAX Safety Video
AVI

Bus Safety Poster

Raise your students’ awareness of bus safety with these posters. Set of two different posters.

Middle school/high school

Bus safety poster 1 Bus safety poster 2

Bus Safety Poster #1
PDF

Bus Safety Poster #2
PDF

How to Ride Brochure

This brochure contains basic information on how to use the TriMet transit system.

WES Safety Poster

Stay off. Stay alive., Stop. Look. Listen.

These 11" x 17" posters raise awareness about fast moving WES trains.

WES safety poster for youth audience WES safety poster for adult audience WES Safety poster for adult audience in Spanish

WES Safety Poster — Youth
PDF

WES Safety Poster — Adult
PDF

WES Safety Poster — Adult Spanish
PDF

WES Safety Video

WES Safety Video
PDF

WES Fun Items

Safety stickers, art postcards and air fresheners

WES Safety Stickers WES Art Postcards WES Safety Air Freshener

Stay Alert, Stay Alive Distracted Walking Video

A reminder about the importance of being aware of your surroundings.

High School Safety Video Contest Entries

High school students created videos that demonstrate safe behavior around TriMet buses and trains.

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